[ ahr-tee ]
/ ˈɑr ti /
adjective, art·i·er, art·i·est. Informal.
characterized by a showy, pretentious, and often spurious display of artistic interest, manner, or mannerism.
pretentious, affected, deceptive, ephemeral, illusory, imitative, overblown, popular, pseudo, tasteless, false
- artzybasheff, boris
Origin of arty
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/ (ˈɑːtɪ) /
adjective artier or artiest
informal having an ostentatious or affected interest in or desire to imitate artists or artistic standards
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