Pronunciation: (ärt'ful), [key]
1. slyly crafty or cunning; deceitful; tricky: artful schemes.
2. skillful or clever in adapting means to ends; ingenious: an artful choice of metaphors and similes.
3. done with or characterized by art or skill: artful acting; artful repairs.
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