artistic

[ahr-tis-tik]

adjective


Nearby words

  1. artiodactyl,
  2. artisan,
  3. artisanal,
  4. artist,
  5. artiste,
  6. artistic director,
  7. artistry,
  8. artless,
  9. artlessly,
  10. artmobile

Also ar·tis·ti·cal.

Origin of artistic

First recorded in 1745–55; artist + -ic

Related forms
Can be confusedartistic autistic

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British Dictionary definitions for artistic

artistic

adjective

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
Derived Formsartistically, adverb

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Word Origin and History for artistic

artistic

adj.

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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