beguiling

Beguiling is an adjective that means "highly attractive and tempting," like the beguiling model/actress many boys voted for in the Dream Prom Date poll.

Beguiling is often used to describe a person, like a beautiful girl, but can also be used when referring to a place or an inanimate object, like an Italian sports car. But be careful — sometimes beguiling things are meant to trick you, like the beguiling salesperson who acts like a friend, only to make a sale. In fact, beguiling contains the word guile, meaning "deceit, fraud, ruse, trickery."

DEFINITIONS OF: beguiling

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adj highly attractive and able to arouse hope or desire

“the voice was low and beguiling
Synonyms:
alluring, enticing, tempting
seductive
tending to entice into a desired action or state

adj misleading by means of pleasant or alluring methods

“taken in by beguiling tales of overnight fortunes”
Synonyms
dishonest, dishonorable
deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive
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