artful artful  /ˈɑrt fəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) not straightforward or candid; giving a false appearance of frankness
  2. (adj) marked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft

Usage(s):

  1. The exhibition had paintings that were artful and self-conscious and were mostly devoid of depth and substance.
  2. The comics have become more artful and less funny, more starchy and less zingy.
  3. A lot of subprime crisis happened due to some artful arithmetic.

News

  1. Marco Rubio: I should have been 'more artful' in immigration remarks

    Marco Rubio made the comments in an interview Wednesday afternoon with radio host Sean Hannity. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Sen. Marco Rubio, the leading Republican behind the Gang of Eight comprehensive immigration reform bill, says he “probably should have been more artful in the use of terms” when he said in a Spanish-language interview last weekend that the bill first provides for ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Washington Examiner

  2. Rubio: I should have been ‘more artful’ in immigration remarks

    Marco Rubio made the comments in an interview Wednesday afternoon with radio host Sean Hannity. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Sen. Marco Rubio, the leading Republican behind the Gang of Eight comprehensive immigration reform bill, says he “probably should have been more artful in the use of terms” when he said in a Spanish-language interview last weekend that the bill first provides for ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Washington Examiner

  3. Alley’s ‘Sherlock Holmes’ a fun time-machine jaunt

    Once upon a time, Americans went to the theater not to discover artful dramas of tortured salesmen or fallen Southern belles reduced to relying on the kindness of strangers but for diversion by feats
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Greater Houston Weekly

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Quotes

  1. "This shouldn't be called a health care bill of rights, but a bill of goods that the American people aren't buying," said Senator Orrin G. Hatch, Republican of Utah. "There isn't enough slick advertising, politically crafted events, or artful...
    on Jun 22, 2010 By: Orrin Hatch Source: Boston Globe

  2. "You watch him catch a bullpen, it's artful," La Russa said. "He had that skill early and he's gotten more experience so he's better. He's a great, great player."
    on Feb 23, 2010 By: Tony La Russa Source: Palm Beach Post

  3. "I mean, let's face it. He was the artful dodger, and I think even what we get from him in the near term, we probably will have to corroborate in other ways," Dempsey said.
    on Dec 16, 2003 By: Martin Dempsey Source: USA Today

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