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Adjective: artful  aa(r)t-ful
  1. Not straightforward or candid; giving a false appearance of frankness
    "an ambitious, artful, philistine, and hypocritical operator, who...exemplified...the most disagreeable traits of his time";
    - disingenuous
  2. Marked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft
    "the artful dodger"; "an artful choice of metaphors"

See also: adroit, crafty, cunning, cute, deep, designing, distorted, dodgy [Brit, informal], elusive, foxy, guileful, insincere, knavish, manipulative, misrepresented, pawky [UK, dialect], perverted, precious, scheming, slick, sly, tricksy, tricky, twisted, wily

Antonym: artless

Encyclopedia: Artful