artfulness


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art·ful

 (ärt′fəl)
adj.
1. Exhibiting art or skill: "The furniture is an artful blend of antiques and reproductions" (Michael W. Robbins).
2. Skillful in accomplishing a purpose, especially by the use of cunning or craft.
3. Artificial.

art′ful·ly adv.
art′ful·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.artfulness - the quality of being adroit in taking unfair advantageartfulness - the quality of being adroit in taking unfair advantage
disingenuousness - the quality of being disingenuous and lacking candor
cunning - crafty artfulness (especially in deception)
artlessness - ingenuousness by virtue of being free from artful deceit

artfulness

noun
Translations
فَنِّـيَّـه
obratnostrafinovanost
snedighedudspekulerethed
kænska
kurnazlık

artfulness

[ˈɑːtfʊlnɪs] N
1. (= cunning) → maña f, astucia f
2. (= skill) → ingenio m

artfulness

nRaffinesse f

artfulness

[ˈɑːtfʊlnɪs] nastuzia, abilità f inv

art

(aːt) noun
1. painting and sculpture. I'm studying art at school; Do you like modern art?; (also adjective) an art gallery, an art college.
2. any of various creative forms of expression. painting, music, dancing, writing and the other arts.
3. an ability or skill; the (best) way of doing something. the art of conversation/war.
ˈartful adjective
clever; having a lot of skill (usually in a bad sense). an artful thief.
ˈartfully adverb
ˈartfulness noun
arts noun plural
(often with capital) languages, literature, history, as opposed to scientific subjects.
References in classic literature ?
It is his artfulness that speaketh not: thus is he rarely found wrong.
The delight with which Traddles propounded this plan to me, and the sense he had of its uncommon artfulness, are among the freshest things in my remembrance.
A fresh and healthy portrait the looking- glass presented of the Reverend Septimus, feinting and dodging with the utmost artfulness, and hitting out from the shoulder with the utmost straightness, while his radiant features teemed with innocence, and soft-hearted benevolence beamed from his boxing- gloves.
Chick, out of the profundity of his artfulness, preferring "veal and ham and French beans--and don't you forget the stuffing, Polly" (with an unearthly cock of his venerable eye), Mr.
And meanwhile," said Bert, with great artfulness, "I'm going to buy myself a dog.
I ogled The Origin of We World with eyes for La Cicciolina and glimpsed the artfulness of the Koonsian persona in the crafted posture of Courbet's self-portrait The Desperate Man.
Now let's be fair, politics does attract some intelligent people, even if the successful ones are more often characterized by dissembling and artfulness rather than insight and inspiration.
His own work's measured artfulness enhances rather than betrays his realist convictions, lending his mother's story the fullness of the novel's representational power and the satisfaction of its narrative arc while reminding us that its production was made possible as much by hard journalistic research as by the author's desire to make amends to his mother.
His lovely bass-baritone lies on the light side for the role, but the graciousness and artfulness of his singing were everywhere present.
Unlike their 1990s albums, which gradually refined their sound into a perfect fusion of chiming US West Coast guitars and three-part harmonies and Scottish West Coast humour and artfulness, Man-Made strips away the layers.
Sense of artfulness is aided by a chilling and beautiful score by Robert Miller.
Much of the film is dialogue-free, and presented with a smudgy, widescreen artfulness that marries realism with high style.