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artfulness

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of artfulness

  1. 1 skill in achieving one's ends through indirect, subtle, or underhanded means with well-practiced artfulness, he convinced his mother he was sick enough to stay home from school but not sick enough for a visit to the doctor's office Synonyms of artfulness cunning, artifice, caginess (also cageyness), canniness, craft, craftiness, cunningness, deviousness, foxiness, guile, guilefulness, slickness, slyness, sneakiness, subtleness, subtlety, wilinessWords Related to artfulness calculation, care, design; savvy, sharpness, shrewdness; cleverness, ingeniousness, ingenuity, inventiveness; ease, facility, finesse; deceitfulness, duplicity, shiftiness, underhandedness

  2. 2 subtle or imaginative ability in inventing, devising, or executing something building a ship model requires a painstaking artfulness I don't have Synonyms of artfulness adeptness, adroitness, art, skill, artifice, artistry, cleverness, craft, cunning, deftness, masterfulness, skillfulnessWords Related to artfulness dexterity, ease, finesse, handiness; experience, expertise, expertness, know-how, proficiency; creativity, ingenuity, inventiveness, knowledge, learning; aptitude, bent, flair, gift, knack, talentNear Antonyms of artfulness amateurishness, awkwardness, clumsiness, crudeness, klutziness, rudeness; inability, inadequacy, inadequateness, incapability, incapacity, incompetence, ineffectiveness, ineffectuality, ineffectualness, inefficacy, inefficiencyAntonyms of artfulness artlessness, ineptitude, ineptness, maladroitness


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