artistic workmanship, effect, or quality.
So many exquisite things in the shop windows: jewels, artistries of silver and gold.
Children of the Market Place Edgar Lee Masters
artistic workmanship, ability, or quality
“artistic ability,” 1837, from artist + -ry; as chemistry from chemist, etc.
artistic workmanship, effect, or quality. artistic ability. Contemporary Examples The emphasis on the quick opinion undercuts ambitions of artistry, and great individual columns can be lost in the wall of sound. The Best Columns of the Year John Avlon December 30, 2013 Like they do everything at these establishments: with flawless technique and artistry. Hotels […]
free from deceit, cunning, or craftiness; ingenuous: an artless child. not artificial; natural; simple; uncontrived: artless beauty; artless charm. lacking , knowledge, or skill. poorly made; inartistic; clumsy; crude: an artless translation. Contemporary Examples It was spoken as if by a condemned man: largely devoid of emotion, implausible, halting, artless, and sad. Four Exes on […]
a former province in N France: artesian wells. Historical Examples Artois thought, “I have seen you there without consciously noticing you.” A Spirit in Prison Robert Hichens In Artois, where the tithes are often seven and a half and eight per cent. The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 1 (of 6) Hippolyte A. Taine Hermione […]