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Synonyms for artful
ˈɑrt fəlart·ful

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. artful

    Synonyms:
    cunning, designing, maneuvering, sharp, knowing, subtle, sly, crafty, wily, shrewd

    Antonyms:
    simple, undesigning, artless, open, innocent, unsophisticated

Princeton's WordNet

  1. disingenuous, artfuladjective

    not straightforward or candid; giving a false appearance of frankness

    "an ambitious, disingenuous, philistine, and hypocritical operator, who...exemplified...the most disagreeable traits of his time"- David Cannadine; "a disingenuous excuse"

    Synonyms:
    disingenuous

    Antonyms:
    careless, artless

  2. artfuladjective

    marked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft

    "the artful dodger"; "an artful choice of metaphors"

    Synonyms:
    disingenuous

    Antonyms:
    artless, careless

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. artfuladjective

    Synonyms:
    skilful, ingenious, dexterous

  2. artfuladjective

    Synonyms:
    cunning, crafty, astute, shrewd, sharp, wily, sly, foxy, snaky, subtle, arch, insidious, designing, intriguing, politic, deceitful, trickish, TRICKY, diplomatic, machiavelian

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. artfuladjective

    Synonyms:
    designing, crafty, diplomatic, disingenuous, ingenious, dexterous, politic

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "artful":

    clever

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How to use artful in a sentence?

  1. Tim Scott:

    His rhetoric is not artful, to say the least, and at times he makes statements that I wish wasn't so divisive in that statement, but I think the need still remains. This started for us a year and a half ago or so. This is not new for us. This is not new for the nation.

  2. Wasserman Schultz:

    The use of the term 'low blow' or 'artful smear,' both were applied to the aftermath of a substantive discussion, which the Republicans have not engaged in in any of their debates, their debates have been insult-fests, in which they've mostly engaged in personal attacks.

  3. Saadi Shirazi:

    Reason is captive in the hands of the passions, as a weak man in the hands of an artful woman.

  4. Charles Evans:

    Unfortunately that still leaves a lot of room for guess work ... because the inflation environment right now is meager, it ends up being a very individual assessment. ... It still ends up being artful.

  5. Samuel Cooke:

    Fidelity to the public requires that the laws be as plain and explicit as possible, that the less knowing may understand, and not be ensnared by them, while the artful evade their force.

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