English adjective: artful
|1.||artful not straightforward or candid; giving a false appearance of frankness|
|Samples||An ambitious, disingenuous, philistine, and hypocritical operator, who...exemplified...the most disagreeable traits of his time.|
A disingenuous excuse.
|Similar||distorted, misrepresented, perverted, twisted|
|2.||artful marked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft|
|Samples||The artful dodger.|
An artful choice of metaphors.
|Similar||crafty, cunning, cute, deep, designing, dodgy, elusive, foxy, guileful, knavish, manipulative, pawky, precious, scheming, slick, sly, tricksy, tricky, wily|