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[ ahr-tis-tik ]


  1. conforming to the standards of art; satisfying aesthetic requirements:

    artistic productions.

  2. showing skill or excellence in execution:

    artistic workmanship.

  3. exhibiting taste, discriminating judgment, or sensitivity:

    an artistic arrangement of flowers; artistic handling of a delicate diplomatic situation.

  4. exhibiting an involvement in or appreciation of art, especially the fine arts:

    He had wide-ranging artistic interests.

  5. involving only aesthetic considerations, usually taken as excluding moral, practical, religious, political, or similar concerns:

    artistic principles.

  6. of art or artists:

    artistic works.

  7. of, like, or thought of as characteristic of an artist:

    an artistic temperament.

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  • ar·tisti·cal·ly adverb
  • inter·ar·tistic adjective
  • nonar·tistic adjective
  • nonar·tisti·cal adjective
  • nonar·tisti·cal·ly adverb
  • prear·tistic adjective
  • pseudo·ar·tistic adjective
  • pseudo·ar·tisti·cal·ly adverb
  • quasi-ar·tistic adjective
  • quasi-ar·tisti·cal·ly adverb
  • unar·tistic adjective
  • unar·tisti·cal·ly adverb
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Word History and Origins

Origin of artistic1

First recorded in 1745–55; artist + -ic
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Example Sentences

The artistic work and inspirational motivational work as a conductor, the logistical work of increased planning, those elements are all there except in a different format.

Gunderson, whose work is wildly popular in American regional theater, portrays her husband as rather a Renaissance man – he’s artistic, athletic, scientific, spiritual, and, especially as played DeMerritt, demonstrably cocky, kind, and vulnerable.

For the few theater companies that are attempting to hold live performances, every artistic element of staging—from set design and casting to costumes—is being reconsidered to safeguard the health of actors, stage crew, and theater-goers.

From Quartz

Bobby Smith, Nicholas McDonough and Paul Scanlan grandly round out the dozen Sondheim singers, and Gardiner, Signature’s associate artistic director, reasserts his command here of the Sondheim canon — the company’s originating raison d’etre.

It's the latter aspect that most strongly bears the hallmark of Håfström's artistic sensibility.

By giving an artistic veto to a madman, we submit to the mindset of a slave.

You two seem to have similar artistic sensibilities, both very interested in the macabre.

Colfer's artistic callings share a common thread: they are deeply personal and rooted in a challenging childhood.

Instead, they saw music videos as a launch pad for a whole new artistic movement: virality.

Hitchcock had met or known about everyone of artistic consequence over the last 60 years.

The quality of artistic beauty in articulation is very important, beyond the mere accuracy which is ordinarily thought of.

At home Liszt doesn't wear his long abb's coat, but a short one, in which he looks much more artistic.

She went to Paris in 1878 and was so attracted by the artistic life which she saw that she determined to study there.

In the spring of 1880 she went again to Paris, only to "feast on things artistic."

One of the lower and mixed forms of artistic activity, in the case of the child and of the race alike, is personal adornment.





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