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English definition of “artifice”


noun [C or U] uk   /ˈɑː.tɪ.fɪs/ us    /ˈɑːr.t̬ɪ-/ formal
(the use of) a clever trick or something intended to deceive: Amazingly for Hollywood, she seems almost entirely without artifice.Lies, lying and hypocrisyDishonest people
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