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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, involving, or engaged in handicrafts or the decorative arts.
  • adjective Self-consciously artistic; arty.

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

  • adjective pretentiously artistic; cloyingly charming.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective not comparable Related to arts and crafts; crafted or decorated manually by an artisan.
  • adjective comparable, often derogatory Crafted in an excessively decorated manner; trivial or affected in design or execution (in comparison to other artistic products).

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

  • adjective pretentiously artistic; cloyingly charming

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