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  • bibliolept

    Senior Member
    AE, Español
    I think that the context would determine whether you can consider artful to have a negative or pejorative connotation; in some cases, it just means "skilled" or "deft."
     

    Trisia

    Senior Member
    Romanian
    I talked about this word with BE speakers once, and they said that, for them, it always had a negative connotation.
    I have no idea if it's just a regional thing or not (but I'll add that one of them was an English teacher).
     
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