- well-advanced or competent in any art, science, or subject; skilled: a proficient swimmer.
- an expert.
Origin of proficient
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Antonyms for proficient
Related Words for proficientlystrongly, closely, smoothly, nicely, fully, successfully, accurately, effectively, completely, properly, correctly, thoroughly, carefully, adequately, efficiently, ably, handily, neatly, nimbly, skillfully
- having great facility (in an art, occupation, etc); skilled
- an archaic word for an expert
Word Origin for proficient
1580s, back-formation from proficiency or else from Old French proficient (15c.), from Latin proficientem (nominative proficiens), present participle of proficere "to make progress, go forward, effect, accomplish, be useful" (see proficiency). Related: Proficiently.