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1. artful

adjective. ['ˈɑːrtfəl'] not straightforward or candid; giving a false appearance of frankness.

Synonyms

  • twisted
  • disingenuous
  • distorted
  • perverted
  • insincere

Antonyms

  • ingenuous
  • explicable
  • natural elevation
  • high

Etymology

  • -ful (English)
  • art (English)

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Words that Rhyme with Artful

  • fanciful
  • lawful
  • lustful
  • needful
  • neglectful
  • powerful
  • scornful
  • self-fruitful
  • successful
  • thoughtful
  • uneventful
  • unfaithful
  • ungrateful
  • unhealthful
  • unhelpful
  • unlawful
  • unsuccessful
  • untruthful
  • useful

Example sentences of the word artful


1. Adjective
Harris' art direction, plant knowledge, and creative vision are obvious in these artful images.

Quotes containing the word artful


1. It is my belief no man ever understands quite his own artful dodges to escape from the grim shadow of self-knowledge.
- Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim

2. artful

adjective. ['ˈɑːrtfəl'] marked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft.

Synonyms

  • cute
  • deep
  • dodgy
  • elusive
  • foxy
  • sly
  • slick
  • crafty
  • precious
  • wily
  • cunning
  • tricksy
  • tricky
  • pawky
  • knavish
  • manipulative
  • guileful
  • designing
  • scheming

Antonyms

  • maladroit
  • unattractive
  • fathomable
  • shallow

Etymology

  • -ful (English)
  • art (English)
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