artistic

[ahr-tis-tik]

adjective


Also ar·tis·ti·cal.

Origin of artistic

First recorded in 1745–55; artist + -ic
Related formsar·tis·ti·cal·ly, adverbin·ter·ar·tis·tic, adjectivenon·ar·tis·tic, adjectivenon·ar·tis·ti·cal, adjectivenon·ar·tis·ti·cal·ly, adverbpre·ar·tis·tic, adjectivepseu·do·ar·tis·tic, adjectivepseu·do·ar·tis·ti·cal·ly, adverbqua·si-ar·tis·tic, adjectivequa·si-ar·tis·ti·cal·ly, adverbun·ar·tis·tic, adjectiveun·ar·tis·ti·cal·ly, adverb
Can be confusedartistic autistic
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Examples from the Web for artistic

Contemporary Examples of artistic

Historical Examples of artistic

  • There is no gradation in his giving, and none in his fall; no artistic crescendo.

  • Humility, like the artistic, acceptance of all experiences, is merely a mode of manifestation.

    De Profundis

    Oscar Wilde

  • It is, if I can fully attain to it, the ultimate realisation of the artistic life.

    De Profundis

    Oscar Wilde

  • But the sympathy of the artistic temperament is necessarily with what has found expression.

    De Profundis

    Oscar Wilde

  • She will agree that I know when colors are right and a thing is artistic.

    Her Father's Daughter

    Gene Stratton-Porter


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
adj.

1753, from French artistique, from artiste (see artist). Native artist-like was recorded from 1711; artistly from 1754; artistical from 1801. Related: Artistically.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper