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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.


(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


(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.


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"


adjective artistic, arty-farty (informal), arty-crafty (informal) an arty French film


Informal. Pretentiously artistic:
Informal: artsy-craftsy.


[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


[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


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


[ˈɑːtɪ] adj arty typespseudo artisti mpl
References in classic literature ?
Charlie Sloane dared Arty Gillis to jump over it, and Arty did because he wouldn't take a dare.
Arty Folks inspires adults across Coventry and Warwickshire to achieve mental well-being through the visual arts and through peer support.
For instance, if one wants to arrange a custom amount or a specific card design, they may do so by getting in touch with the Go Arty Team.
Stockton venue Arc will once again play host to Ale and Arty which returns between Thursday February 25 and Saturday, February 27.
The ARTY Evaluation Kit is a valuable tool for general purpose FPGA evaluation, said Jim Beneke, vice president of global technical marketing for Avnet Electronics Marketing.
It also sounds extremely similar to 'Rebound,' a dance track produced by Zo and Arty.
The characters are also original: Arty, the investigator, is not a private detective but a genealogist, and is also transgendered, something that's revealed through his interactions with Helen.
By channelling the Gulliver's Travels theme, the image looks tasteful and arty rather than tacky.
HOT LEGS: Ola's flat out WILD: Ola on the prowl NUDE: Arty photo RAUNCHY: Skimpy gear
For more than a year, I tried to ignore the little caricatures Arty drew of me and gave to my peers like greeting cards they passed on to my friends.
Lloyd's production, revived by Peter Relton, is updated to the late 1950s and early 60s, with the action switching from arty flat to chic, people-watching restaurant.
Arty Crafty's recent victory at this track was arguably her most impressive yet and, as opposed to the majority of her rivals, she now has a wealth of experience on the all-weather.