HyperDic: artful

English > 2 senses of the word artful:
ADJECTIVEallartful, disingenuousnot straightforward or candid / candid
allartfulmarked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft
artful > pronunciation
Soundsaa'rtfahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > artful: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningnot straightforward or candid / candid; giving a false / false appearance of frankness.
Synonymdisingenuous
Narrowerdistorted, misrepresented, perverted, twistedHaving an intended meaning / meaning altered or misrepresented
See alsoinsincerelacking sincerity
Oppositeingenuous, artlessCharacterized by an inability to mask your feelings
Spanishartero, artificiosa, astuto, falsa, falso, insincera, insincero, mañoso, poco sincero
Nounsartfulnessthe quality of being adroit in taking unfair advantage
Adverbsartfullyin a disingenuous manner
English > artful: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaningmarked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft.
Examples
  • "the artful dodger"
  • "an artful choice of metaphors"
Narrowercrafty, cunning, dodgy, foxy, guileful, knavish, slick, sly, tricksy, tricky, wilymarked by skill in deception
cute, preciousobviously contrived to charm
deepExhibiting great cunning usually with secrecy
designing, schemingconcealing crafty designs for advancing your own interest
elusiveSkillful at eluding capture
manipulativeSkillful in influencing or controlling others to your own advantage
pawkyCunning and sly
See alsoadroitQuick or skillful or adept in action or thought
Oppositeartlesssimple and natural
Spanishartero, astuto, taimado
Catalanastut
Nounsartfulnessthe quality of being adroit in taking unfair advantage
Adverbsartfullyin an artful manner
artfullyin an artful manner

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