1. Wanting art, knowledge, or skill; ignorant; unskillful.
Artless of stars and of the moving sand.
2. Contrived without skill or art; inartistic. [R.]
Artless and massy pillars.
3. Free from guile, art, craft, or stratagem; characterized by simplicity and sincerity; sincere; guileless; ingenuous; honest; as,
an artless mind; an artless tale.
They were plain, artless men, without the least appearance of enthusiasm or credulity about them.
O, how unlike the complex works of man,
Heaven's easy, artless, unencumbered plan!
Syn. Simple; unaffected; sincere; undesigning; guileless; unsophisticated; open; frank; candid.
(Art"less*ly), adv. In an artless manner; without art, skill, or guile; unaffectedly. Pope.
(Art"less*ness), n. The quality of being artless, or void of art or guile; simplicity; sincerity.
(Art"ly), adv. With art or skill. [Obs.]
(Ar`to*car"pe*ous Ar`to*car"pous) a. (Bot.) Of or pertaining to the breadfruit, or to the
(Ar"to*type) n. [Art + type.] A kind of autotype.
(Ar`to*ty"rite) n. [LL. Artotyritae, pl., fr. Gr. bread + cheese.] (Eccl. Hist.) One of a sect
in the primitive church, who celebrated the Lord's Supper with bread and cheese, alleging that the first
oblations of men not only of the fruit of the earth, but of their flocks. [Gen. iv. 3, 4.]
(Ar"tow) A contraction of art thou. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Arts"man) n. A man skilled in an art or in arts. [Obs.] Bacon.
(Art` un"ion) An association for promoting art (esp. the arts of design), and giving encouragement
(||A"rum), n. [L. arum, aros, Gr. .] A genus of plants found in central Europe and about the
Mediterranean, having flowers on a spadix inclosed in a spathe. The cuckoopint of the English is an
Our common arums the lords and ladies of village children.
The American "Jack in the pulpit" is now separated from the genus Arum.