"artful" in the adjective sense
1. disingenuous, artful
not straightforward or candid giving a false appearance of frankness
"an ambitious, disingenuous, philistine, and hypocritical operator, who...exemplified...the most disagreeable traits of his time"- David Cannadine
"a disingenuous excuse"
marked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft
"the artful dodger"
"an artful choice of metaphors"
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