artificious

adjective

Definition of artificious

obsolete
: displaying skill or artifice

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Other Words from artificious

artificiously adverb

History and Etymology for artificious

probably from Middle French artificieux, from Latin artificiosus, from artificium artifice + -osus -ose, -ous

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“Artificious.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/artificious. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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