|a.||1.||Performed with, or characterized by, art or skill.|
|3.||Using or exhibiting much art, skill, or contrivance; dexterous; skillful.|
|4.||Cunning; disposed to cunning indirectness of dealing; crafty; |
|Adj.||1.||artful - 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"|
|2.||artful - marked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft; "the artful dodger"; "an artful choice of metaphors"|
artless - simple and natural; without cunning or deceit; "an artless manner"; "artless elegance"