- 1 (disapproving) skillful at getting what you want, sometimes by not telling the truth synonym crafty He was artful and cunning, and I didn't really trust him.
- 2 (of things or actions) designed or done in a skillful way
NAmE//ˈɑrtfl//[usually before noun]
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NAmE//‑fəli//adverb an artfully devised plot