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masterly

[ mas-ter-lee, mah-ster- ]
/ ˈmæs tər li, ˈmɑ stər- /
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adjective
like or befitting a master, as in skill or art; worthy of a a master; very skillful: a masterly presentation of the budget.
adverb
in a masterly manner.
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Origin of masterly

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English; see origin at master, -ly

words often confused with masterly

See masterful.

OTHER WORDS FROM masterly

mas·ter·li·ness, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH masterly

masterful, masterly (see confusables note at masterful)
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British Dictionary definitions for masterly

masterly
/ (ˈmɑːstəlɪ) /

adjective
of the skill befitting a mastera masterly performance

Derived forms of masterly

masterliness, noun
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