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"
marked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft
"the artful dodger"; "an artful choice of metaphors"
Performed with, or characterized by, art or skill.
Using or exhibiting much art, skill, or contrivance; dexterous; skillful.
Cunning; disposed to cunning indirectness of dealing; crafty; as, an artful boy. [The usual sense.]
performed with, or characterized by, art or skill
using or exhibiting much art, skill, or contrivance; dexterous; skillful
cunning; disposed to cunning indirectness of dealing; crafty; as, an artful boy. [The usual sense.]
Artful was an American Thoroughbred racehorse.
The numerical value of artful in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of artful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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.
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.
It's a very difficult situation and... we're going to have to be artful to manage this.
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.
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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