artistic

[ahr-tis-tik]
adjective
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.
Also, artistical.


Origin:
1745–55; artist + -ic

artistically, adverb
interartistic, adjective
nonartistic, adjective
nonartistical, adjective
nonartistically, adverb
preartistic, adjective
pseudoartistic, adjective
pseudoartistically, adverb
quasi-artistic, adjective
quasi-artistically, adverb
unartistic, adjective
unartistically, adverb

artistic, autistic.
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artistic (ɑːˈtɪstɪk)
 
adj
1.  of or characteristic of art or artists
2.  performed, made, or arranged decoratively and tastefully; aesthetically pleasing
3.  appreciative of and sensitive to beauty in art
4.  naturally gifted with creative skill
 
artistically
 
adv

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Word Origin & History

artistic
1753, from Fr. artistique, from artiste (see artist). Native artist-like was recorded from 1711.
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Example sentences
To solvers, a good chess problem has something creative about it, perhaps
  artistic even.
She likes to find artistic ways to present the food.
She urged a more imaginative, vigorous approach to imbuing academic life with
  artistic vision.
Drawings often lend a glimpse of the artistic process.
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