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    artful - Dictionary definition and meaning for word artful

    (adj) not straightforward or candid; giving a false appearance of frankness
    Synonyms : disingenuous
    Example Sentence
    • an ambitious, disingenuous, philistine, and hypocritical operator, who...exemplified...the most disagreeable traits of his time
    • a disingenuous excuse
    (adj) marked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft
    Example Sentence
    • the artful dodger
    • an artful choice of metaphors
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for artful

spell it " art of fool(ing)" i.e in a cunning way

think of "arts and crafts" to get to crafty, clever, wily, etc.

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