Adjective "beguiling" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/bɪˈɡʌɪlɪŋ/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Charming or enchanting, often in a deceptive way.
  1. 'He played with easy beguiling brilliance, like neon light, at times erupting into shards of pure ecstatic electric yearning.'
  2. 'With a beguiling, over the shoulder, come-hither look, she began to dance to the music.'
  3. 'The most beguiling aspect of the report was its two-part thesis.'
  4. 'Pitfield's chamber music from the middle period is substantial yet beguiling.'
  5. 'He is engaged to Rose, a beguiling socialite who is 25 years his junior.'
  6. 'With her allure, she is even fooling the foreign diplomats through her beguiling appearance.'
  7. 'It can't just have been the mesmeric, beguiling videos by hip, ascendant directors.'
  8. 'The work opens with a beguiling play of diagonal white lines across a black screen, entering at irregular moments.'
  9. 'Very few people have ever seen these shy, utterly beguiling creatures on their immemorial trek.'
  10. 'She is a fascinating, beguiling woman who I feel very privileged to have met in the flesh.'

Definitions

1. to influence by trickery, flattery, etc.; mislead; delude.

2. to take away from by cheating or deceiving (usually followed by of): to be beguiled of money.

3. to charm or divert: a multitude of attractions to beguile the tourist.

4. to pass (time) pleasantly: beguiling the long afternoon with a good book.

More examples(as adjective)

"smiles can be beguiling."

"ideas can be beguiling."

"voices can be beguiling."

"visions can be beguiling."

"simplicities can be beguiling."

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Origin

(beguile)