Antonyms of adj artless

4 senses of artless

Sense 1
ingenuous (vs. disingenuous), artless -- (characterized by an inability to mask your feelings; not devious; "an ingenuous admission of responsibility")


Sense 2
artless (vs. artful) -- (simple and natural; without cunning or deceit; "an artless manner"; "artless elegance")

artful (vs. artless) -- (marked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft; "the artful dodger"; "an artful choice of metaphors")
        => crafty, cunning, dodgy, foxy, guileful, knavish, slick, sly, tricksy, tricky, wily -- (marked by skill in deception; "cunning men often pass for wise"; "deep political machinations"; "a foxy scheme"; "a slick evasive answer"; "sly as a fox"; "tricky Dick"; "a wily old attorney")
        => cute, precious -- (obviously contrived to charm; "an insufferably precious performance"; "a child with intolerably cute mannerisms")
        => designing, scheming -- (concealing crafty designs for advancing your own interest; "a selfish and designing nation obsessed with the dark schemes of European intrigue"- W.Churchill; "a scheming wife"; "a scheming gold digger")
        => deep -- (exhibiting great cunning usually with secrecy; "deep political machinations"; "a deep plot")
        => elusive -- (skillful at eluding capture; "a cabal of conspirators, each more elusive than the archterrorist"- David Kline)
        => manipulative -- (skillful in influencing or controlling others to your own advantage; "the early manipulative techniques of a three-year-old child")
        => pawky -- (cunning and sly; "the pawky rich old lady who incessantly scores off her parasitical descendants"- Punch)

Sense 3
artless -- (showing lack of art; "an artless translation")

INDIRECT (VIA unskilled) -> skilled -- (having or showing or requiring special skill; "only the most skilled gymnasts make an Olympic team"; "a skilled surgeon has many years of training and experience"; "a skilled reconstruction of her damaged elbow"; "a skilled trade")

Sense 4
artless, uncultivated, uncultured -- ((of persons) lacking art or knowledge)

INDIRECT (VIA unrefined) -> refined -- ((used of persons and their behavior) cultivated and genteel; "she was delicate and refined and unused to hardship"; "refined people with refined taste")

Similarity of adj artless

4 senses of artless

Sense 1
ingenuous (vs. disingenuous), artless -- (characterized by an inability to mask your feelings; not devious; "an ingenuous admission of responsibility")
       => candid, open, heart-to-heart -- (openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness; "his candid eyes"; "an open and trusting nature"; "a heart-to-heart talk")
       => undistorted -- (without alteration or misrepresentation; "his judgment was undistorted by emotion")
          Also See-> naive#1, naif#1; sincere#1

Sense 2
artless (vs. artful) -- (simple and natural; without cunning or deceit; "an artless manner"; "artless elegance")
       => careless -- (effortless and unstudied; "an impression of careless elegance"; "danced with careless grace")
          Also See-> natural#1

Sense 3
artless -- (showing lack of art; "an artless translation")
       => unskilled (vs. skilled) -- (not having or showing or requiring special skill or proficiency; "unskilled in the art of rhetoric"; "an enthusiastic but unskillful mountain climber"; "unskilled labor"; "workers in unskilled occupations are finding fewer and fewer job opportunities"; "unskilled workmanship")

Sense 4
artless, uncultivated, uncultured -- ((of persons) lacking art or knowledge)
       => unrefined (vs. refined) -- ((used of persons and their behavior) not refined; uncouth; "how can a refined girl be drawn to such an unrefined man?")

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