- Chiefly British. skillful.
- having or exercising skill: a skillful juggler.
- showing or involving skill: a skillful display of fancy diving.
- Obsolete. reasonable; rational.
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Contemporary Examples of skilful
Unlike Thatcher, he had been skilful at PMQ while opposition leader, and he carried it over into his own government.Prime Ministers vs. Parliament: Winners & Losers
David A. Graham
July 20, 2011
Historical Examples of skilful
But they were again outmanoeuvred by the skilful dispositions of Agis.Stories from Thucydides
H. L. Havell
These pages may serve to record the actions of brave and skilful men.The Story of the Malakand Field Force
Sir Winston S. Churchill
He was an impetuous leader; but he was skilful too; he never lost his head.The Boy Life of Napoleon
The envelope had been tampered with by a skilful manipulator.The Slave Of The Lamp
Henry Seton Merriman
Oh, he's too clever, too skilful by far to have taken the robe.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
- possessing or displaying accomplishment or skill
- involving or requiring accomplishment or skill