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