Pronunciation of Beguiling
/b_ɪ_ɡ_ˈaɪ_l_ɪ_ŋ/, /bɪɡˈa͡ɪlɪŋ/, /bɪɡˈaɪlɪŋ/
Antonyms for beguiling:
guileless, honest, natural, obvious, simpleminded, revealing, childlike, explanatory, unconcealed, sincere, aboveboard, straight, foursquare, free-spoken, unsophisticated, openhearted, revelatory, unpretending, candid, straightforward, unforced, real, open, plainspoken, plain, unvarnished, forthright, honorable, unworldly, frank, simple, unstudied, ingenuous, honourable, trustworthy, patent, unaffected, direct, trusting, illuminating, unpretentious, truthful, outspoken, unseductive, clarifying, elucidative, trustful, innocent, Undesigning, artless, public, impressionable.
Usage examples for beguiling:
- The Harpers' " Library of Select Novels" is rapidly approaching its four hundredth number, and it is safe to say that no series of books exists which combines attractiveness and economy, local pictures and beguiling narrative, to such an extent and in so convenient a shape. - "Publisher's Advertising (1872)", Anonymous.
- Do not go, say I, standing on tiptoe, so that my hands may reach his neck, and clasp it, speaking in my most beguiling half- whisper; why should you fetch and carry for her? - "Nancy A Novel", Rhoda Broughton.
- Thereafter beguiling speech flowed steadily from Mr. Yancy's bearded lips, in the midst of which relations were established between the mule and cart, and the boy quitted the Barony for a new world. - "The Prodigal Judge", Vaughan Kester.