Definition of artful adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    artful

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈɑrtfl//
     
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  1. 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. 2 (of things or actions) designed or done in a skillful way
NAmE//‑fəli//
 
adverb an artfully devised plot
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