slyly crafty or cunning; deceitful; tricky:
skillful or clever in adapting means to ends; ingenious:
an artful choice of metaphors and similes.
done with or characterized by or skill:
artful acting; artful repairs.
There has been an almost Orwellian artfulness in the way need-blind admissions policies are sold.
Did Needs-Blind Admission Create the College Debt Crisis? John McWhorter July 5, 2014
I’m only full of artfulness, and anxious to put it all at your disposal.
The Adventures of Elizabeth in Rgen Elizabeth von Arnim
He has an astonishing amount of artfulness and unblushing impudence.
Tom, The Bootblack Horatio Alger
The double description is used as it is a calling full of artfulness and craft.
‘19,000’ Burford Delannoy
The wretched fellow had cursed a thousand times his own artfulness.
A Dog with a Bad Name Talbot Baines Reed
That may have been his artfulness, to keep us from searching.
Cutlass and Cudgel George Manville Fenn
With the artfulness that comes of years, ‘I’m glad you tell her everything.’
Echoes of the War J. M. Barrie
He proceeded about the business of fomenting dissatisfaction and strife with an artfulness surprising in one of his type.
West Wind Drift George Barr McCutcheon
He mistook her artfulness for innocence, and thought he had made a conquest.
For the Term of His Natural Life Marcus Clarke
Most Christians will be inclined to grant the artfulness of the race, traditionally.
Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 93, November 19, 1887 Various
cunning or tricky
skilful in achieving a desired end
(archaic) characterized by skill or art
1610s, “learned, well-versed in the (liberal) arts,” also “characterized by technical skill,” from art (n.) + -ful. Meaning “skilled in adapting means to ends” is from 1739. Related: Artfully; artfulness.
variant of before a vowel.
pain in a joint. Historical Examples arthralgia—that is, pains in the joints—is also very common; it seldom occurs alone, but in combination with other symptoms. Poisons: Their Effects and Detection Alexander Wynter Blyth The total percentage of cases of lead-poisoning, in which arthralgia occurs, varies from 32 to 57 per cent. Poisons: Their Effects and […]
(def 2b). noun (pl) -mies surgical excision of a joint arthrectomy ar·threc·to·my (är-thrěk’tə-mē) n. The surgical excision of a joint.
Also, arthritical. of, relating to, or afflicted with . a person afflicted with . Contemporary Examples A doctor comes to his house and gives him shots of cortisone to calm the arthritic pain in his knees. Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days David Freeman December 12, 2014 His arthritic knees are […]