habile

[hab-il]
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adjective

skillful; dexterous; adroit.

Nearby words

  1. haber, fritz,
  2. haberdasher,
  3. haberdashery,
  4. habergeon,
  5. habermas,
  6. habiliment,
  7. habilitate,
  8. habima,
  9. habiri,
  10. habiru

Origin of habile

1375–1425; late Middle English habyll < Latin habilis handy, apt; see able

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British Dictionary definitions for habile

habile

adjective

rare skilful
obsolete fit

Word Origin for habile

C14: from Latin habilis, from habēre to have; see able

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