practiced

or prac·tised

[ prak-tist ]
/ ˈpræk tɪst /

adjective

skilled or expert; proficient through practice or experience: a practiced hand at politics.
acquired or perfected through practice: a practiced English accent.

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Origin of practiced

First recorded in 1560–70; practice + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM practiced

non·prac·ticed, adjectivewell-practiced, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for practiced

  • How the Queen feels about this remains one of the many secrets that she conceals behind her well-practiced inscrutability.

  • And with his well-practiced eyes he endeavored to pierce the gloom of the river.

    Michael Strogoff|Jules Verne
  • In a routine so well-practiced that it had become ritual, he checked over the cruiser point by point.

    Eight Keys to Eden|Mark Irvin Clifton
  • The well-practiced Republican apologists exhausted their ingenuity in endeavoring to explain away the reverse.

    Border and Bastille|George A. Lawrence