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artfulness

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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

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2 subtle or imaginative ability in inventing, devising, or executing something
  • building a ship model requires a painstaking artfulness I don't have

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“Artfulness.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/artfulness. Accessed 25 Sep. 2022.

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