1. [Adjective]: marked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft; "the artful dodger"; "an artful choice of metaphors"

2. [Adjective]: 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"

Similar words to 'artful'

1. adroit

2. clever

3. ingenious

4. Byzantine

5. crafty

6. cunning

7. dodgy

8. foxy

9. guileful

10. knavish

11. slick

12. sly

13. tricksy

14. tricky

15. wily

16. cute

17. precious

18. designing

19. scheming

20. deep

21. elusive

22. evasive

23. manipulative

24. pawky

25. distorted

26. misrepresented

27. perverted

28. twisted

Opposite words to 'artful'

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