artful (adj.)

  1. 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

    [ Syn: disingenuous ]

  2. marked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft; the artful dodger; an artful choice of metaphors'

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