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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Fashioned with wily or artful stratagem, trickery, or guile.

Usage examples (15)
  • The events are farcical even at their darkest, artificed to an utter irrealism.
  • Around the plants was an artificed floor of shimmery silk-overlay that kept the prey lines from sticking to the cavern's rocky surface.
  • These steps must be small, because the Rationalist aesthetic is an artificed superposition, an imposition on the clay of a world deeply Romanticised by many.
  • Does this or that SF novel "get away" with an anomaly as its "one impossible thing" because of a richly artificed context, or is that anomaly highlighted by that context? for more
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