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 for guileful
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Guileful \Guile"ful\, a.
     Full of guile; characterized by cunning, deceit, or
     treachery; guilty. -- Guile"ful*ly, adv. --
     Guile"ful*ness, n.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: marked by skill in deception; "cunning men often pass for
             wise"; "deep political machinations"; "a foxy scheme"; "a
             slick evasive answer"; "sly as a fox"; "tricky Dick"; "a
             wily old attorney" [syn: crafty, cunning, dodgy,
             foxy, guileful, knavish, slick, sly, tricksy,
             tricky, wily]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  70 Moby Thesaurus words for "guileful":
     Byzantine, Machiavellian, Machiavellic, acute, arch, artful,
     astute, cagey, calculating, canny, chiseling, clever, collusive,
     covinous, crafty, cunning, cute, deceitful, deep, deep-laid,
     designing, devious, diplomatic, duplicitous, false, falsehearted,
     feline, finagling, foxy, fraudulent, furtive, indirect, ingenious,
     insidious, inventive, knowing, pawky, politic, ready, resourceful,
     scheming, serpentine, sharp, shifty, shrewd, slick, slippery, sly,
     smooth, snaky, sneaking, sneaky, sophistical, stealthy, strategic,
     subtile, subtle, supple, surreptitious, tactical, treacherous,
     trickish, tricksy, tricky, two-faced, underhand, underhanded,
     vulpine, wary, wily

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