Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In an artful manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

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  • adverb In an artful manner.

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

  • adverb in an artful manner
  • adverb in a disingenuous manner
  • adverb in an artful manner

Etymologies

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artful +‎ -ly

Examples

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

    Some Peeves from a Gunsmith

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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