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English definition of “artful”

artful

adjective uk   /ˈɑːt.fəl/ us    /ˈɑːrt-/
clever and skilful, especially in getting what you want: He has shown himself to be an artful politician. The prime minister dealt with the interviewer's questions in a very artful way.Sly and deviousIntelligencePerceptive
artfully
adverb uk   /-i/ us  
His clothes were artfully arranged to look stylishly casual.Sly and devious
artfulness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
Sly and deviousIntelligencePerceptive
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