tricky, clever; skilled;
good at getting things done in a sneaky way.
The artful dog knew to beg when I wanted to watch the game. He knew I would give in to make him go away.
Memory trick: Artful reminds of "full of art" or a skilled artist.
Used at work:
He is an artful slacker. He always gets out of work.
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