What does artful mean?

Definitions for artful
ˈɑrt fəlart·ful

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disingenuous, artfuladjective

    not straightforward or candid; giving a false appearance of frankness

    "an ambitious, disingenuous, philistine, and hypocritical operator, who...exemplified...the most disagreeable traits of his time"- David Cannadine; "a disingenuous excuse"

  2. artfuladjective

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

    "the artful dodger"; "an artful choice of metaphors"

Wiktionary

  1. artfuladjective

    Performed with, or characterized by, art or skill.

  2. artfuladjective

    Artificial; imitative.

  3. artfuladjective

    Using or exhibiting much art, skill, or contrivance; dexterous; skillful.

  4. artfuladjective

    Cunning; disposed to cunning indirectness of dealing; crafty; as, an artful boy. [The usual sense.]

Webster Dictionary

  1. Artfuladjective

    performed with, or characterized by, art or skill

  2. Artfuladjective

    artificial; imitative

  3. Artfuladjective

    using or exhibiting much art, skill, or contrivance; dexterous; skillful

  4. Artfuladjective

    cunning; disposed to cunning indirectness of dealing; crafty; as, an artful boy. [The usual sense.]

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  1. Artful

    Artful was an American Thoroughbred racehorse.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of artful in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of artful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of artful in a Sentence

  1. Tim Scott:

    His rhetoric is not artful, to say the least, and at times he makes statements that I wish wasn't so divisive in that statement, but I think the need still remains. This started for us a year and a half ago or so. This is not new for us. This is not new for the nation.

  2. Wasserman Schultz:

    The use of the term 'low blow' or 'artful smear,' both were applied to the aftermath of a substantive discussion, which the Republicans have not engaged in in any of their debates, their debates have been insult-fests, in which they've mostly engaged in personal attacks.

  3. Patrick Shanahan:

    It's a very difficult situation and... we're going to have to be artful to manage this.

  4. Samuel Cooke:

    Fidelity to the public requires that the laws be as plain and explicit as possible, that the less knowing may understand, and not be ensnared by them, while the artful evade their force.

  5. Charles Evans:

    Unfortunately that still leaves a lot of room for guess work ... because the inflation environment right now is meager, it ends up being a very individual assessment. ... It still ends up being artful.

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