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Princeton's WordNet

  1. artfullyadverb

    in an artful manner

    "her foot pointed artfully toward tapering toes"

  2. disingenuously, artfullyadverb

    in a disingenuous manner

    "disingenuously, he asked leading questions abut his opponent's work"

  3. craftily, cunningly, foxily, knavishly, slyly, trickily, artfullyadverb

    in an artful manner

    "he craftily arranged to be there when the decision was announced"; "had ever circumstances conspired so cunningly?"


  1. artfullyadverb

    In an artful manner.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Artfullyadverb

    With art; skilfully; dexterously.

    Etymology: from artful.

    The rest in rank: Honoria chief in place,
    Was artfully contriv’d to set her face,
    To front the thicket, and behold the chace. John Dryden, Fab.

    Vice is the natural growth of our corruption. How irresistibly must it prevail, when the seeds of it are artfully sown, and industriously cultivated? John Rogers, Sermons.


  1. artfully

    Artfully refers to something done in a skillful or clever manner, often characterized by creativity, ingenuity or craftsmanship. It can also mean something done with careful consideration to create a specific effect or appearance, usually to deceive or manipulate.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Artfullyadverb

    in an artful manner; with art or cunning; skillfully; dexterously; craftily

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of artfully in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of artfully in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of artfully in a Sentence

  1. Producer John Marks:

    The doctors wanted to do more tests, they did see some signs that there could be an issue, but they weren’t comfortable issuing anything, like a diagnosis. So I think David came out of that appointment… feeling hopeful that maybe it wasn’t as bad as he feared or maybe it could be dealt with. Was he hiding the truth artfully or lying to himself or in denial about what was really wrong with him? That is something I don’t know. We never really had a chance to talk about that. It’s a bit of a mystery.

  2. Gary Allen:

    We believe the picture painters of the mass media are artfully creating landscapes for us which deliberately hide the real picture. In this book we will show you how to discover the hidden picture in the landscapes presented to us daily through newspapers, radio and television.

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