- skillful or clever, esp. in achieving a purpose
- sly or cunning; crafty: an artful swindle
- done with, using, or showing much art or skill
- artificial; imitative
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- Exhibiting art or skill: “The furniture is an artful blend of antiques and reproductions” (Michael W. Robbins).
- Skillful in accomplishing a purpose, especially by the use of cunning or craft.
- artˈful·ly adverb
- artˈful·ness noun