Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In an artful manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In an artful manner; with art or cunning; skillfully; dexterously; craftily.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an artful manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in an artful manner
  • adv. in a disingenuous manner
  • adv. in an artful manner

Etymologies

artful +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Blending wood and steel together, artfully, is something to behold.

    Some Peeves from a Gunsmith

  • In his Sunday speech to the nation, President Bush once again artfully attempted to suggest a connection between deposing Saddam Hussein and the war on terror that began with the September 11th attacks:

    Balkinization

  • They chose their name artfully—cynically, even—appropriating the term the militants used to signify all the social and political ideals they had invested in America’s unexpected and epochal revolution.

    Robert Morris

  • Courtesy The Millicent Rogers Museum Rogers in artfully stacked turquoise cuffs.

    Romancing the Stone

  • Two came recently: the winningly inventive Opening Ceremony, selling pioneering, quirky international fashion — long black Brazilian capes, finely knitted German undershirts — by designers and manufacturers you’ve almost certainly never heard of; and De Vera, a sort of hyper-curated flea market — a Wunderkammer, really — where necklaces made from ancient intaglios are displayed in artfully crammed vitrines alongside antique opium pipes and Victorian mourning jewelry.

    A Bit of Punctuation

  • Visually, the show borrows shamelessly from the comic book artist's toolbox, right down to episode titles artfully superimposed on walls or the hoods of cars, but it also makes excellent use of television's unique capabilities as a cinematic medium.

    Archive 2006-10-01

  • Amnon spoke of Tamar as "his sister," a term artfully designed to hoodwink his father; and the request appeared so natural, the delicate appetite of a sick man requiring to be humored, that the king promised to send her.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • And THAT gets about 28\% of the recommends of my 500 word artfully constructed post that inspired skedant's lazy, half-arsed haiku?!!!

    Think Progress

  • Ability to write some good stuff in English artfully.

    Digital Point Forums

  • It has to be done "artfully", of course, but it has to be done -- now!

    New McCain Ad: "Maybe The Applause Has Gone To His Head"

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