• Artful

    Pronunciation

    • IPA: /ˈɑːɹt.fʊl/

    Alternative forms

    Origin

    art + -ful

    Full definition of artful

    Adjective

    artful

    1. Performed with, or characterized by, art or skill.
    2. Artificial; imitative.
    3. Using or exhibiting much art, skill, or contrivance; dexterous; skillful.
    4. Cunning; disposed to cunning indirectness of dealing; crafty; as, an artful boy. usual sense.
      • 2012, June 29, Kevin Mitchell, Roger Federer back from Wimbledon 2012 brink to beat Julien Benneteau, Where the Czech upstart Rosol, ranked 100 in the world, all but blew Nadal's head off with his blunderbuss in a fifth set of unrivalled intensity on Thursday night, Benneteau, a more artful citizen, used a rapier to hurt his vaunted foe before falling just short of a kill. In the end, it was he who staggered from the scene of the fight.

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