skilful

[ skil-fuh l ]
/ ˈskɪl fəl /

adjective

Chiefly British. skillful.

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OTHER WORDS FROM skilful

skil·ful·ly, adverbskil·ful·ness, noun

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skillful
[ skil-fuhl ]
/ ˈskɪl fəl /

adjective

having or exercising skill: a skillful juggler.
showing or involving skill: a skillful display of fancy diving.
Obsolete. reasonable; rational.
Also especially British, skil·ful.

Origin of skillful

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at skill1, -ful

SYNONYMS FOR skillful

ANTONYMS FOR skillful

synonym study for skillful

1. Skillful, skilled, expert refer to readiness and adroitness in an occupation, craft, or art. Skillful suggests especially adroitness and dexterity: a skillful watchmaker. Skilled implies having had long experience and thus having acquired a high degree of proficiency: not an amateur but a skilled worker. Expert means having the highest degree of proficiency; it may mean much the same as skillful or skilled, or both: expert workmanship. See also dexterous.

OTHER WORDS FROM skillful

skill·ful·ly, adverbskill·ful·ness, nounqua·si-skill·ful, adjectivequa·si-skill·ful·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for skilful

skilful

US skillful

/ (ˈskɪlfʊl) /

adjective

possessing or displaying accomplishment or skill
involving or requiring accomplishment or skill

Derived forms of skilful

skilfully or US skillfully, adverbskilfulness or US skillfulness, noun
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