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artful


adjective
1. not straightforward or candid;
giving a false appearance of frankness
- "an ambitious, disingenuous, philistine, and hypocritical operator, who...exemplified...the most disagreeable traits of his time"- David Cannadine
- a disingenuous excuse
Syn:
disingenuous
Ant:
ingenuous (for: disingenuous)
Similar to:
distorted, misrepresented, perverted, twisted
See Also:
insincere
Derivationally related forms:
artfulness, disingenuousness (for: disingenuous)
2. marked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft
- the artful dodger
- an artful choice of metaphors
Ant:
artless
Similar to:
crafty, cunning, dodgy, foxy, guileful,
knavish, slick, sly, tricksy, tricky, wily,
cute, precious, designing, scheming, deep, elusive,
manipulative, pawky
See Also:
adroit
Derivationally related forms:
artfulness

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