What does artful mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term artful:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. disingenuous, artful(adj)

    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. artful(adj)

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

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

Wiktionary

  1. artful(Adjective)

    Performed with, or characterized by, art or skill.

  2. artful(Adjective)

    Artificial; imitative.

  3. artful(Adjective)

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

  4. artful(Adjective)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Artful(adj)

    performed with, or characterized by, art or skill

  2. Artful(adj)

    artificial; imitative

  3. Artful(adj)

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

  4. Artful(adj)

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

Freebase

  1. Artful

    Artful was an American Thoroughbred racehorse.

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



© Definitions.net