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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishartfulart‧ful /ˈɑːtfəl $ ˈɑːrt-/ adjective  1 TRICK/DECEIVEclever at deceiving people syn cunning artful tricks2 designed or done in a clever and attractive way artful photographsartfully adverb artfully concealed pocketsartfulness noun [uncountable]
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artfulEven to suggest that efforts he made to expand the labor force by increasing the domestic birth rate would seem slightly artful.The script is an artful adaptation of a novel by Rosa Guy.She was as artful at that as at so many other things.Young people from welfare-dependent single-parent families just aren't artful dodgers ready to graduate into serious crime and a moral vacuum.He noticed the artful make-up, the elegant hair style.artful misrepresentationsTo get from original pencil and watercolor drawings to finished rolls of wallpaper took a series of artful steps.But the arrangement is more artful than it might appear to be at first sight.No, let such fellows as Williams be taken in by her artful wiles!
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