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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Be·guil·ing, a. Alluring by guile; deluding; misleading; diverting. -- Be*guil*ing*ly, adv.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Be·guile v. t. [imp. & p. p. Beguiled p. pr. & vb. n. Beguiling.]
 1. To delude by guile, artifice, or craft; to deceive or impose on, as by a false statement; to lure.
    The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.   --Gen. iii. 13.
 2. To elude, or evade by craft; to foil. [Obs.]
    When misery could beguile the tyrant's rage.   --Shak.
 3. To cause the time of to pass without notice; to relieve the tedium or weariness of; to while away; to divert.
    Ballads . . . to beguile his incessant wayfaring.   --W. Irving.
 Syn: -- To delude; deceive; cheat; insnare; mislead; amuse; divert; entertain.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: highly attractive and able to arouse hope or desire; "an
             alluring prospect"; "her alluring smile"; "the voice
             was low and beguiling"; "difficult to say no to an
             enticing advertisement"; "a tempting invitation" [syn:
              alluring, enticing, tempting]
      2: misleading by means of pleasant or alluring methods; "taken
         in by beguiling tales of overnight fortunes"