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artful - Dictionary definition and meaning for word artful

Definition
(adj) not straightforward or candid; giving a false appearance of frankness
Synonyms : disingenuous
Example Sentence
  • an ambitious, disingenuous, philistine, and hypocritical operator, who...exemplified...the most disagreeable traits of his time
  • a disingenuous excuse

Definition
(adj) marked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft
Example Sentence
  • the artful dodger
  • an artful choice of metaphors

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for artful

spell it " art of fool(ing)" i.e in a cunning way
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by venkatsrinu7

think of "arts and crafts" to get to crafty, clever, wily, etc.
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