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art

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  1. 1 an occupation requiring skillful use of the hands one of the country's finest practitioners of the art of cabinetmaking Synonyms of art craft, handcraft, handicraft, tradeWords Related to art skill; calling, métier (also metier), occupation, profession, vocation

  2. 2 subtle or imaginative ability in inventing, devising, or executing something while some people see it simply as mindless fun or exercise, there is an art to skateboarding Synonyms of art adeptness, adroitness, skill, artfulness, artifice, artistry, cleverness, craft, cunning, deftness, masterfulness, skillfulnessWords Related to art dexterity, ease, finesse, handiness; experience, expertise, expertness, know-how, proficiency; creativity, ingenuity, inventiveness, knowledge, learning; aptitude, bent, flair, gift, knack, talentNear Antonyms of art amateurishness, awkwardness, clumsiness, crudeness, klutziness, rudeness; inability, inadequacy, inadequateness, incapability, incapacity, incompetence, ineffectiveness, ineffectuality, ineffectualness, inefficacy, inefficiencyAntonyms of art artlessness, ineptitude, ineptness, maladroitness

Synonym Discussion of art

art, skill, cunning, artifice, craft mean the faculty of executing well what one has devised. art implies a personal, unanalyzable creative power.
    • the art of choosing the right word
skill stresses technical knowledge and proficiency.
    • the skill of a glassblower
cunning suggests ingenuity and subtlety in devising, inventing, or executing.
    • a mystery plotted with great cunning
artifice suggests technical skill especially in imitating things in nature.
    • believed realism in film could be achieved only by artifice
craft may imply expertness in workmanship.
    • the craft of a master goldsmith

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