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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:
Adv.1.artfully - in an artful mannerartfully - in an artful manner; "her foot pointed artfully toward tapering toes"
2.artfully - in a disingenuous mannerartfully - in a disingenuous manner; "disingenuously, he asked leading questions abut his opponent's work"
3.artfully - in an artful mannerartfully - in an artful manner; "he craftily arranged to be there when the decision was announced"; "had ever circumstances conspired so cunningly?"
Translations
بِمَهارَة، بِفَنِّيَّه
obratněrafinovaně
udspekuleret
kænlega
kurnazca

artfully

[ˈɑːtfəlɪ] ADV
1. (= cunningly) → con mucha maña, astutamente
2. (= skilfully) [arranged, constructed, designed] → ingeniosamente

artfully

[ˈɑːrtfʊli] adv
(= craftily) → avec ruse
(= elegantly) [arranged, constructed, posed, designed] → savammentart gallery n (large public gallery)musée m d'art; (small private gallery)galerie f de peintureart-house arthouse [ˈɑːrthaʊs] adj [film, classic] → d'art et d'essai

artfully

advraffiniert

artfully

[ˈɑːtfəlɪ] advastutamente, abilmente

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 ?
When the viands and all the other entertainments that are usual in such banquets were finished, Oliverotto artfully began certain grave discourses, speaking of the greatness of Pope Alexander and his son Cesare, and of their enterprises, to which discourse Giovanni and others answered; but he rose at once, saying that such matters ought to be discussed in a more private place, and he betook himself to a chamber, whither Giovanni and the rest of the citizens went in after him.
To say the truth, these soporific parts are so many scenes of serious artfully interwoven, in order to contrast and set off the rest; and this is the true meaning of a late facetious writer, who told the public that whenever he was dull they might be assured there was a design in it.
Here was another delicate compliment, thought Julia, and so artfully concealed under brutal indifference that it nearly deceived even herself.
So artfully can this people dissemble their sentiments that we had not been able hitherto to distinguish our real from our pretended favourers; but as soon as this Prince began to give evident tokens of his hatred, even in the lifetime of the Emperor, we saw all the courtiers and governors who had treated us with such a show of friendship declare against us, and persecute us as disturbers of the public tranquillity, who had come into Aethiopia with no other intention than to abolish the ancient laws and customs of the country, to sow divisions between father and son, and preach up a revolution.
His tail-coat fitted him perfectly, and there was a valuable pin artfully stuck in the middle of an enormous tie.
How artfully he deals with it, how decently, how wholesomely, those who know Venetian society of the eighteenth century historically, will perceive when they recall the adequate impression he gives of it without offence in character or language or situation.
Wherever they tried to corner a worked-out creek, they found him standing in the way, owning blocks of claims or artfully scattered claims that put all their plans to naught.
The servant was still waiting--not like a human being who took an interest in the proceedings, but (as became a perfectly bred footman) like an article of furniture artfully constructed to come and go at the word of command.
There is an agreeable turn artfully given them in the relating, that naturally instructs the reader, either one way or other.
During one of the brief calls he made, he artfully led the conversation to music, and talked away about great singers whom he had seen, fine organs he had heard, and told such charming anecdotes that Beth found it impossible to stay in her distant corner, but crept nearer and nearer, as if fascinated.
Yet thus much I may be allowed to say in my own vindication, that I artfully eluded many of his questions, and gave to every point a more favourable turn, by many degrees, than the strictness of truth would allow.
It appeared to her merely the suggestion of Caroline's interested wishes, and she could not for a moment suppose that those wishes, however openly or artfully spoken, could influence a young man so totally independent of everyone.