conforming to the standards of art; satisfying aesthetic requirements: artistic productions.
showing skill or excellence in execution: artistic workmanship.
exhibiting taste, discriminating judgment, or sensitivity: an artistic arrangement of flowers; artistic handling of a delicate diplomatic situation.
exhibiting an involvement in or appreciation of art, especially the fine arts:He had wide-ranging artistic interests.
involving only aesthetic considerations, usually taken as excluding moral, practical, religious, political, or similar concerns: artistic principles.
of art or artists: artistic works.
of, like, or thought of as characteristic of an artist: an artistic temperament.
Origin of artistic
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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
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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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