Definition of artfully adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈɑːtfəli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːrtfəli//
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  1. 1in a clever or attractive way an artfully devised plot
  2. 2(disapproving) in a clever way that sometimes involves not telling the truth She opened her right hand but artfully concealed the key in her left hand.