Definition of artful adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈɑːtfl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːrtfl//
    [usually before noun] Clever
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  1. 1(disapproving) clever 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. See related entries: Clever
  2. 2(of things or actions) designed or done in a clever way
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