- characterized by a showy, pretentious, and often spurious display of artistic interest, manner, or mannerism.
Origin of arty
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Related Words for artiestpretentious, affected, deceptive, ephemeral, illusory, imitative, overblown, popular, pseudo, tasteless, false
- informal having an ostentatious or affected interest in or desire to imitate artists or artistic standards
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Word Origin and History for artiest
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