experienced

[ ik-speer-ee-uhnst ]
/ ɪkˈspɪər i ənst /

adjective

wise or skillful in a particular field through experience: an experienced teacher.
having learned through experience; taught by experience: experienced through adversity.
endured; undergone; suffered through: experienced misfortunes.

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Origin of experienced

First recorded in 1560–70; experience + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM experienced

non·ex·pe·ri·enced, adjectivequa·si-ex·pe·ri·enced, adjectiveun·ex·pe·ri·enced, adjectivewell-ex·pe·ri·enced, adjective

Definition for experienced (2 of 2)

experience
[ ik-speer-ee-uhns ]
/ ɪkˈspɪər i əns /

noun

verb (used with object), ex·pe·ri·enced, ex·pe·ri·enc·ing.

to have experience of; meet with; undergo; feel: to experience nausea.
to learn by experience.

Origin of experience

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin experientia, equivalent to experient- (stem of experiēns, past participle of experīrī to try, test; see ex-1, peril) + -ia noun suffix; see -ence

SYNONYMS FOR experience

6 encounter, know, endure, suffer. Experience, undergo refer to encountering situations, conditions, etc., in life, or to having certain sensations or feelings. Experience implies being affected by what one meets with: to experience a change of heart, bitter disappointment. Undergo usually refers to the bearing or enduring of something hard, difficult, disagreeable, or dangerous: to undergo severe hardships, an operation.

OTHER WORDS FROM experience

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British Dictionary definitions for experienced (1 of 2)

experienced
/ (ɪkˈspɪərɪənst) /

adjective

having become skilful or knowledgeable from extensive contact or participation or observation

British Dictionary definitions for experienced (2 of 2)

experience
/ (ɪkˈspɪərɪəns) /

noun

verb (tr)

to participate in or undergo
to be emotionally or aesthetically moved by; feelto experience beauty

Derived forms of experience

experienceable, adjective

Word Origin for experience

C14: from Latin experientia, from experīrī to prove; related to Latin perīculum peril
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Medical definitions for experienced

experience
[ ĭk-spîrē-əns ]

n.

The feeling of emotions and sensations as opposed to thinking; involvement in what is happening rather than abstract reflection on an event.

Other words from experience

ex•peri•ence v.
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