artiness

arty

[ahr-tee]
adjective, artier, artiest. Informal.
characterized by a showy, pretentious, and often spurious display of artistic interest, manner, or mannerism.
Also, artsy.


Origin:
1900–05; art1 + -y1

artily, adverb
artiness, noun
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arty or artsy (ˈɑːtɪ)
 
adj , artier, artiest
informal having an ostentatious or affected interest in or desire to imitate artists or artistic standards
 
artsy or artsy
 
adj
 
'artiness or artsy
 
n

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arty
1901, "having artistic pretentions," from art (q.v.); cf. artsy.
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