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skillful

[ skil-fuhl ]
/ ˈskɪl fəl /
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adjective

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 .

Origin of skillful

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

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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, nounquasi-skillful, adjectivequa·si-skill·ful·ly, adverb
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