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English definition of “artful”


adjective     /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     /-i/ adverb His clothes were artfully arranged to look stylishly casual .Sly and devious artfulness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Sly and deviousIntelligencePerceptive
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