Artier



characterized by a showy, pretentious, and often spurious display of artistic interest, manner, or mannerism.
adjective artier, artiest
(informal) having an ostentatious or affected interest in or desire to imitate artists or artistic standards
adj.

1901, “having artistic pretentions,” from art (n.) + -y (2); cf. artsy.

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    characterized by a showy, pretentious, and often spurious display of artistic interest, manner, or mannerism. adjective artier, artiest (informal) having an ostentatious or affected interest in or desire to imitate artists or artistic standards adj. 1901, “having artistic pretentions,” from art (n.) + -y (2); cf. artsy.

  • Artifactitious

    of, relating to, or of the nature of an , or a man-made object that carries cultural significance.



  • Artifactual

    any object made by human beings, especially with a view to subsequent use. a handmade object, as a tool, or the remains of one, as a shard of pottery, characteristic of an earlier time or cultural stage, especially such an object found at an archaeological excavation. any mass-produced, usually inexpensive object reflecting contemporary society or […]

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    a clever trick or stratagem; a cunning, crafty device or expedient; wile. trickery; guile; craftiness. cunning; ingenuity; inventiveness: a drawing-room comedy crafted with artifice and elegance. a skillful or artful contrivance or expedient. Contemporary Examples He is unfailingly polite and contrite, still slightly awkward with the artifice of campaigning after all these years. South Carolina […]



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