Definition of artful :
1. Artificial; imitative.
2. Cunning; disposed to cunning indirectness of dealing; crafty; as, an artful boy. [ The usual sense.]
3. Performed with, or characterized by, art or skill.
4. Using or exhibiting much art, skill, or contrivance; dexterous; skillful.
knavish, tricksy, cagey, dubious, unprincipled, fraudulent, virtuoso, untruthful, disingenuous, knowledge, distorted, misrepresented, beguiling, skillfully, innovative, evasive, guileful, workmanlike, twisted, imaginative, perverted, creative, practiced, bravura, deep, manipulative, delicate, nice, tight, honest, precious, dishonest, elusive, cute, ability, pawky, Byzantine, deceitful, unscrupulous, barnstorming, corrupt, means, dodgy
intuitive (part of speech: adjective)
cunning (part of speech: adjective)
skillful (part of speech: adjective)
competent, handy, dexterous, able, capable, expert, agile, cunning, clever, efficient, nimble, crafty, skilled, masterful, adept, facile, crack, genius, accomplished, talented, sure-footed, proficient, versatile, deft, ambidextrous, adroit, apt, skillful
stylish (part of speech: adjective)
witty (part of speech: adjective)
scintillating, shrewd, astute, sly, resourceful, waggish, jocular, intelligent, comical, pithy, scurrilous, joking, quick, quick-witted, tricky, sparkling, pointed, foxy, witty, wily, inventive, brilliant, urbane, canny, dry, droll, subtle, sarcastic, sophisticated, ingenious, funny, sharp, facetious, smart
- But what an artful wretch this young Mainwaring must be." - "Lucretia, Complete", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
- " Not very artful; for you see that he looks even sadder than Susan. - "Lucretia, Complete", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
- It is a most artful creature, skulking in the thickest part of a bush; and will sing at a yard distance, provided it be concealed. - "The-Natural-History-of-Selborne", White, Gilbert.