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English adjective: artful

1. artful not straightforward or candid; giving a false appearance of frankness


SamplesAn ambitious, disingenuous, philistine, and hypocritical operator, who...exemplified...the most disagreeable traits of his time.
A disingenuous excuse.


Synonymsdisingenuous


Similardistorted, misrepresented, perverted, twisted


See alsoinsincere


Antonymsartless, ingenuous

2. artful marked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft


SamplesThe artful dodger.
An artful choice of metaphors.


Similarcrafty, cunning, cute, deep, designing, dodgy, elusive, foxy, guileful, knavish, manipulative, pawky, precious, scheming, slick, sly, tricksy, tricky, wily


See alsoadroit


Antonymsartless









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