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adj. art·i·er, art·i·est Informal
1. Of or relating to artists or the fine arts.
2. Showily or affectedly artistic.

art′i·ly adv.
art′i·ness n.
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(ˈɑːtɪ) or


adj, artier or artiest
informal having an ostentatious or affected interest in or desire to imitate artists or artistic standards
ˈartiness ˈartsiness n
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(ˈɑr ti)

also artsy

adj. art•i•er, art•i•est.
characterized by a pretentious display of artistic interest or style.
art′i•ness, n.


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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.arty - showily imitative of art or artistsarty - showily imitative of art or artists
pretentious - making claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved) importance or distinction; "a pretentious country house"; "a pretentious fraud"; "a pretentious scholarly edition"
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adjective artistic, arty-farty (informal), arty-crafty (informal) an arty French film
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Informal. Pretentiously artistic:
Informal: artsy-craftsy.
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[ˈɑːtɪ] ADJ [style] → con pretensiones artísticas, seudoartístico; [clothing] → afectado, extravagante; [person] → de gusto muy afectado, que se las da de muy artista
she looks arty; she is arty-lookingtiene pinta de cultureta
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[ˈɑːrti] adj (= artsy) [person] → qui se donne le genre artiste; [film, photograph] → de style artiste prétentieux
Didn't you find her a little bit too arty? → Tu n'as pas trouvé qu'elle se donne un peu trop le genre artiste?
an arty French film → un film français de style artiste prétentieux
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adj (+er) (inf)Künstler-; type also, tie, clothesverrückt (inf); personauf Künstler machend (pej); decoration, styleauf Kunst gemacht (inf); film, novelgeschmäcklerisch; he was more of an arty type than his brotherer war mehr ein Künstlertyp als sein Bruder; she’s in publishing/the theatre — oh yes, I knew it was something artysie arbeitet im Verlag/Theater — ach ja, ich wusste doch, dass es etwas Künstlerisches war
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[ˈɑːtɪ] adj arty typespseudo artisti mpl
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