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Meaning of artful

art•ful

Pronunciation: (ärt'ful), [key]
— adj.
  1. slyly crafty or cunning; deceitful; tricky: artful schemes.
  2. skillful or clever in adapting means to ends; ingenious: an artful choice of metaphors and similes.
  3. done with or characterized by art or skill: artful acting; artful repairs.
  4. artificial.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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