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art·ful  (ärtfl)
1. Exhibiting art or skill: The furniture is an artful blend of antiques and reproductions (Michael W. Robbins).
2. Skillful in accomplishing a purpose, especially by the use of cunning or craft.
3. Artificial.

artful·ly adv.
artful·ness n.

artful  /rtfl/  adj. 1 showing skill and ability: The new ballet is an artful combination of traditional ballet and modern dance. 2 skilled in gaining ones purpose, esp. through cunning means: The thief was artful in hiding his loot before he was questioned. artful

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