Artful

Definition of Artful

Art´ful
a.1.Performed with, or characterized by, art or skill.
2.Artificial; imitative.
3.Using or exhibiting much art, skill, or contrivance; dexterous; skillful.
He [was] too artful a writer to set down events in exact historical order.
- Dryden.
4.Cunning; disposed to cunning indirectness of dealing; crafty; as, an artful boy. [The usual sense.]
Artful in speech, in action, and in mind.
- Pope.
The artful revenge of various animals.
- Darwin.

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