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English definition of “artful”

artful

adjective    /ˈɑrt·fəl/
intelligent and skillful , esp . in persuading , sometimes without being completely honest : His politics was an artful blend of high-minded patriotism and malicious gossip about his opponents . artfully    /ˈɑrt·fə·li/ adverb The machinery is artfully concealed in a polished cabinet .
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