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 Dictionary entry overview: What does artistic mean? 

ARTISTIC (adjective)
  The adjective ARTISTIC has 3 senses:

1. relating to or characteristic of art or artists
2. satisfying aesthetic standards and sensibilities
3. aesthetically pleasing

  Familiarity information: ARTISTIC used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

ARTISTIC (adjective)

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Relating to or characteristic of art or artists

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

his artistic background


artist (a person whose creative work shows sensitivity and imagination)

Sense 2artistic [BACK TO TOP]


Satisfying aesthetic standards and sensibilities

Context example:

artistic workmanship


aesthetic; aesthetical; esthetic; esthetical (concerning or characterized by an appreciation of beauty or good taste)

Sense 3artistic [BACK TO TOP]


Aesthetically pleasing


pleasing; aesthetic; artistic; esthetic

Context example:

an artistic flower arrangement


tasteful (having or showing or conforming to good taste)

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