[ skil-fuhl ]
/ ˈskɪl fəl /
having or exercising skill: a skillful juggler.
showing or involving skill: a skillful display of fancy diving.
Obsolete. reasonable; rational.
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Also especially British, skil·ful.
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 skillfulskill·ful·ly, adverbskill·ful·ness, nounqua·si-skill·ful, adjectivequa·si-skill·ful·ly, adverb
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