arty vs artful

arty artful


  • 1) Pretending to artistic worth; high-flown.
  • 2) Showily or affectedly artistic.
  • 3) Of or relating to artists or the fine arts.
  • 4) showily imitative of art or artists.
  • 5) showily imitative of art or artists


  • 1) Using or exhibiting much art, skill, or contrivance; dexterous; skillful.
  • 2) Artificial; imitative.
  • 3) Performed with, or characterized by, art or skill.
  • 4) Skillful in accomplishing a purpose, especially by the use of cunning or craft.
  • 5) Exhibiting art or skill.
  • 6) Cunning; disposed to cunning indirectness of dealing; crafty. [The usual sense.]
  • 7) Archaic Performed with, or characterized by, art or skill.
  • 8) marked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft
  • 9) Of things, skilfully adapted; ingenious; clever.
  • 10) Done with or characterized by art or skill.
  • 11) Artificial, as opposed to natural; produced or producing by art: as, “too artful a writer,” Dryden, Life of Virgil.
  • 12) Skilful, Of persons, skilful in adapting means to ends; adroit.
  • 13) Cunning; crafty; practising or characterized by art or stratagem: as, “the Artful Dodger,” Dickens, Oliver Twist.
  • 14) Synonyms Cunning, Artful, Sly, etc. (see cunning), deceitful, politic, shifty, insidious.


  • 1) Then we got a bit arty and grew our hair real long.
  • 2) Are we here to make an arty film or are we doing this to be commercial?
  • 3) At least it's a bit more arty than a foam finger.
  • 4) Yet here they are, behaving just like any arty crowd at any opening.
  • 5) It was a Friday night with an arty crowd at an apartment in central London.
  • 6) Set in 1927, this beautiful arty film is a nice antidote to tinsel and turkey.
  • 7) So-called "arty" movies actually do bear re-watching.
  • 8) Their sound is perhaps best described as arty chamber rock, and like Department of Eagles many of their songs swell toward cathartic, unsettling conclusions.
  • 9) He's been rebranded and his books now have soft-focus, introspective, "arty" covers.
  • 10) I tend to like a lot of games that are "arty", but I would be wary of games becoming legitimate because with legitimacy comes stagnation and boredom.
  • 11) Initially, Weston had been a leading exponent of pictorialism – a kind of arty, romanticised style of portraiture that took its cue from the Victorian painters like Whistler.
  • 12) She's an outspoken fan of Jeff Buckley and the kind of arty alt rockers he inspired.
  • 13) You think: Must be an "arty" novel, full of interior scenes.
  • 14) ‘Their songs sound a tad pretentious and arty now, but you can't go wrong with the music and energy.’
  • 15) ‘I know it might seem a bit pretentious, a bit arty, but to me they are Nordic gods.’
  • 16) ‘Bunker is chic and arty without being too pretentious, and its friendly, laid-back vibe is infectious.’
  • 17) ‘There are plenty of visual stunts, but this is always more than an arty display of technical ingenuity.’
  • 18) ‘It is not artsy or pretentious, yet it crackles with poetic genius.’
  • 19) ‘Punch Drunk Love is quirky and stylish, but not in a manner that comes across as overly artsy or pretentious.’
  • 20) ‘You don't want to be too overambitious and be accused of being pretentious and too artsy.’
  • 21) ‘Rich has swapped daring disco days for mediocre middle-age, a comfort zone of arty films and fruity red wines.’
  • 22) ‘They had arty foreign films playing on big screens throughout the venue.’
  • 23) ‘Where am I going to go now to get all those arty, cultured links that make me appear much more well-read and erudite than I really am?’
  • 24) ‘One imagines an arty, cultured childhood, with a genius typing away furiously at the top of the house.’
  • 25) ‘She's the one who frequents the repertory cinemas watching obscure, artsy flicks and documentaries.’
  • 26) ‘Going to see Cirque du Soleil is downright artsy and cultural, and it's fun and exciting.’
  • 27) ‘To tell you the truth, I really enjoy going to the cinema and I enjoy going to see the big blockbusters and the smaller, more arty films as well.’
  • 28) ‘Maybe he was afraid his film wasn't yet arty enough for the poseurs at the festivals.’
  • 29) ‘The film is self-consciously artsy and becomes a little trying at 63 minutes.’
  • 30) ‘I suppose somewhere is a foreign film buff who likes artsy films that don't have to mean what they say they mean.’
  • 31) ‘I do not usually sit down and watch The English Patient or other such artsy films.’
  • 32) ‘Even if you have a problem with all of the arty pretension, there's some great drums at the very least.’
  • 33) ‘The Past Presents The Future is the perfect soundtrack to an arty love story flick about hip kids falling in love.’


  • 1) If you did have him in mind for something artful and emotionally resonant, you should know that he is a hard worker.
  • 2) Bring the weekend to an artful end at the Museum Ludwig.
  • 3) Today such footballing artful dodgers can collectively become a team's 12th man.
  • 4) Using the tilt of the Sixaxis, you stir the petal of a flower on the breeze, and as you touch other opening blooms on your way, your single pale curl is joined by gradually more colorful petals, eventually assembling the sort of floral cloud seen in artful visions of springtime cherry blossom breezes.
  • 5) She looks closely at the aqua and maroon forms stirring on the empty background, the seasons of her life written in artful prose across her face.
  • 6) Interrogation, at its most artful, is a contest of wits.
  • 7) Hamilton weaves memorable characters and elemental emotions in artful prose with the lofty theme of Western-imposed "education" versus a village's perceived perils of exposure to the developed world.
  • 8) If it wasn't entirely lacking in artful display, I'd say they'd aged it, to take off the new shine.
  • 9) People who are good with things, people like me, can appreciate the infinite diversity of possible tools buried in artful combinations of even the humblest technologies.
  • 10) ‘It is based on the observation that with a sufficient amount of clever handwaving and artful verbiage, you can interpret any piece of writing as a statement about anything at all.’
  • 11) ‘United and Arsenal both discovered to their cost just how artful and ruthless this double act can be.’
  • 12) ‘They were led into this cul-de-sac by the champion of artful deception, Bill Clinton.’
  • 13) ‘He goes to Bath, where Sir Walter is now established with his two elder daughters and Elizabeth's companion Mrs Clay, an artful woman with matrimonial designs on Sir Walter.’
  • 14) ‘Some Englishmen, too, may never forgive him for the artful deception that turned a World Cup quarter-final Argentina's way 20 years ago next summer.’
  • 15) ‘If you look out for artful and dishonest sorts, you will probably spare yourself a big fiscal setback.’
  • 16) ‘The interior designer has done her best to apply some artful cosmetics to a bit of an ugly face.’
  • 17) ‘For all the perspective that can be gained through the artful use of analogies from prior campaigns, politics is too chaotic to be governed by rigid determinism.’
  • 18) ‘But if there is anyone likely to endure in New York Democratic politics, it is this artful deal-maker.’
  • 19) ‘In this respect it has been a splendidly artful chancellorship that has lasted the remarkable length that it has due in large part to our gullibility and our apparent willingness to let him get away with it.’
  • 20) ‘Notice the very, very artful wording.’
  • 21) ‘But these artful locutions raise more questions than they answer.’
  • 22) ‘And Divided We Fall is so artful that by the time it ends we have recognized all of them as human beings and have recognized ourselves in them.’
  • 23) ‘He tried an artful variant on the same trick by announcing a stunning personnel decision on the day before Thanksgiving.’
  • 24) ‘I wouldn't dispute the accuracy, I just thought it was remarkably artful, and would expect nothing less of you, Ari.’
  • 25) ‘In her preface, Hannah declares her book to be a ‘record of plain unvarnished facts’, but a glance at any page shows it to be something far more artful.’
  • 26) ‘Chelsea's artful and stylish Portuguese manager courts controversy so often that it's clearly part of his game plan to provoke and unsettle the opposition.’
  • 27) ‘Interestingly, artful Foreign Secretary Jack Straw has been looking pleased with himself these past few days now a referendum is almost certainly off.’
  • 28) ‘People assumed that Jones was merely being artful when he spoke of a possible chink in the England line, centring around Charlie Hodgson and Henry Paul.’
  • 29) ‘A trademark jink and artful cross paved the way for a goal that hauled Everton back into an encounter in which they were 2-0 down.’
  • 30) ‘In the hands of a creative photographer, an artful landscape can be made of any subject from a New England farm to an Inca ruin in Peru.’
  • 31) ‘It's artful and creative - gutsy even - but at no point did you get the feeling that these were battles of life and death.’
  • 32) ‘To adapt, change, or develop requires incorporating the spirit and artful skills of communication into every step of a plan.’
  • 33) ‘On the front page of the New York Times for May 15, 2004, you will find one of the most artful photographs from Iraq that I have seen yet.’
  • 34) ‘Such objects set in motion a powerful dynamic whereby the maker uses an artful creation to awaken the mind of the viewer - often in very playful ways.’
  • 35) ‘Considering the artful subtlety found elsewhere, this is a let-down, stripping the film of any resonance with the issues at hand.’
  • 36) ‘Crisp photographs by Bill Milne capture the bright, boldly colored fabrics used for the author's artful, fun designs.’
  • 37) ‘All the tried-and-tested gripes about it being a waste of taxpayers' money and not being any more artful than, say, the fire extinguisher or the plug socket resounded around the room.’
  • 38) ‘In any case, the idea of the soliloquy would greatly influence Browning's poetry, later characterised by its artful monologues, even if it would take years to be used to full effect.’
  • 39) ‘It gives me hope that the American public can recognize and appreciate an artful, intelligent film if and when one is actually offered.’
  • 40) ‘In this arena, Apple may benefit from its consumer focus, artful design, and strong brand equity.’
  • 41) ‘The artful dance form called capoeira is widely known as a cultural expression in Brazil, but it's rapidly becoming all the rage in the capital of Angola.’
  • 42) ‘And unlike his two compatriots, Mehrjui's work is mostly devoid of the artful interplay between life and art that is so characteristic of their work.’
  • 43) ‘With an eye for the perfect moment combined with an artful sense of composition, Parke's work's are a stunning evocation of how this country really is.’
  • 44) ‘The scenes outdoors and at the well were simple but artful.’
  • 45) ‘Meals are presented in an artful yet not overly fussy manner.’
  • 46) ‘Kaufman's film has the better script, artful direction and tremendous performances from the likes of Ed Harris, Scott Glenn, Fred Ward.’
  • 47) ‘Not all of them are original; some are not especially artful.’
  • 48) ‘It's a song about several songs, and this meta aspect never sounds forced or calculated - instead, it seems artful and intuitive.’
  • 49) ‘Or it can be an artful adjunct to your interior design.’

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