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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Artful \Art"ful\, a. [From Art.] 1. Performed with, or characterized by, art or skill. [Archaic] "Artful strains." "Artful terms." --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Artificial; imitative. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 3. Using or exhibiting much art, skill, or contrivance; dexterous; skillful. [1913 Webster] He [was] too artful a writer to set down events in exact historical order. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 4. Cunning; disposed to cunning indirectness of dealing; crafty; as, an artful boy. [The usual sense.] [1913 Webster] Artful in speech, in action, and in mind. --Pope. [1913 Webster] The artful revenge of various animals. --Darwin. [1913 Webster] Syn: Cunning; skillful; adroit; dexterous; crafty; tricky; deceitful; designing. See Cunning. [1913 Webster]