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view main entry for artfuladjective  /ˈɑrtf(ə)l/

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noun [uncountable]
artfulness noun [uncountable]Cheating, dishonest and insincere behaviour: dishonesty, deceit, corruption, deception, smoke and mirrors, foul play, misconduct, guile, duplicity, double-dealingSkill, talent and ability: soft skills, skill, talent, ability, experience, competence, mastery, prowess, aptitude, proficiency

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