- conforming to the standards of art; satisfying aesthetic requirements: artistic productions.
- showing skill or excellence in execution: artistic workmanship.
- exhibiting taste, discriminating judgment, or sensitivity: an artistic arrangement of flowers; artistic handling of a delicate diplomatic situation.
- exhibiting an involvement in or appreciation of art, especially the fine arts:He had wide-ranging artistic interests.
- involving only aesthetic considerations, usually taken as excluding moral, practical, religious, political, or similar concerns: artistic principles.
- of art or artists: artistic works.
- of, like, or thought of as characteristic of an artist: an artistic temperament.
Origin of artistic
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Examples from the Web for artistical
It is certainly one of the most elegant and artistical of ecclesiastical interiors.Over the Ocean
How completely this was an artistical, not a national idea, it is unnecessary to prove.The Seven Lamps of Architecture
They were all small, and chosen with regard to their artistical value.
His artistical ability is admirable, because it is not seen.
I'm sure they'd see it as a romantical, artistical, and proper thing to do.Tess of the d'Urbervilles
- of or characteristic of art or artists
- performed, made, or arranged decoratively and tastefully; aesthetically pleasing
- appreciative of and sensitive to beauty in art
- naturally gifted with creative skill
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Word Origin and History for artistical
1753, from French artistique, from artiste (see artist). Native artist-like was recorded from 1711; artistly from 1754; artistical from 1801. Related: Artistically.
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