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Synonyms for proficient
prəˈfɪʃ əntpro·fi·cient

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Wiktionary

  1. proficientadjective

    Good at; skilled; fluent; practiced, especially in relation to a task or skill.

    He was a proficient writer with an interest in human nature.

    Synonyms:
    expert, skilled, practiced, fluent

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. proficient

    Skilful signifies possessing and using readily practical knowledge and ability, having alert and well-trained faculties with reference to a given work. One is adept in that for which he has a natural gift improved by practise; he is expert in that of which training, experience, and study have given him a thorough mastery; he is dexterous in that which he can do effectively, with or without training, especially in work of the hand or bodily activities. In the case of the noun, "an expert" denotes one who is "experienced" in the fullest sense, a master of his branch of knowledge. A skilled workman is one who has thoroughly learned his trade, though he may be naturally quite dull; a skilful workman has some natural brightness, ability, and power of adaptation, in addition to his acquired knowledge and dexterity. Compare CLEVER; DEXTERITY; POWER.

    Synonyms:
    accomplished, adept, adroit, apt, clever, deft, dexterous, expert, handy, happy, ingenious, practised, skilful, skilled, trained

    Antonyms:
    awkward, bungling, clumsy, helpless, inexpert, maladroit, shiftless, unhandy, unskilled, untaught, untrained

    Preposition:
    Skilful at or in a work, with a pen or tool of any kind.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. proficientnoun

    Synonyms:
    adept, master, expert

    Antonyms:
    tyro, novice, ignoramus, dunce

  2. proficientadjective

    Synonyms:
    expert, clever, practised, skilled, trained, versed, advanced, conversant, skilful, competent, well qualified

    Antonyms:
    backward, ignorant, unskilled, inconversant, ill-versed, awkward, clumsy

Princeton's WordNet

  1. adept, expert, good, practiced, proficient, skillful, skilfuladjective

    having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude

    "adept in handicrafts"; "an adept juggler"; "an expert job"; "a good mechanic"; "a practiced marksman"; "a proficient engineer"; "a lesser-known but no less skillful composer"; "the effect was achieved by skillful retouching"

    Synonyms:
    dear, good, right, in effect(p), unspoiled, skillful, sound, serious, effective, upright, salutary, in force(p), skilful, practiced, dependable, estimable, technical, expert, secure, beneficial, full, honest, respectable, undecomposed, unspoilt, nice, ripe, just, safe, adept, honorable, well(p), near, practised

    Antonyms:
    unskilled

  2. technical, proficientadjective

    of or relating to technique or proficiency in a practical skill

    "his technical innovation was his brushwork"; "the technical dazzle of her dancing"

    Synonyms:
    skilful, technical, expert, good, practiced, skillful, adept, technological

    Antonyms:
    unskilled

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. proficientadjective

    Synonyms:
    skilled, skilful, conversant, competent, well-versed, qualified, practised, trained, accomplished, able, thoroughbred, finished, good, at home, AU FAIT

  2. proficientnoun

    Synonyms:
    adept, expert, dab, master-hand, DABSTER, capital hand, good hand

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. proficientadjective

    Synonyms:
    expert, adept, skilled

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "proficient":

    competent

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How to use proficient in a sentence?

  1. Jay Inslee:

    We hope that a good bill gets to my desk, i'm very empathetic with the nurses on unduly burdening them so they can't be proficient in their work and so I just hope this gets resolved in a way that we have serious legislation.

  2. Kymona Burk:

    We needed to do this, and we need to do this in increments, because we wanted to make sure that our students began moving more toward the proficient level and being more prepared for fourth grade.

  3. Larry Millete:

    All my children are taught and practice safety to include gun safety at an early age. It’s a sport and hobby we all enjoy, not all gun owners are evil villains. A firearm is a tool. You have to practice using that tool to become proficient incase you ever need it (sic) utilize it. Firearms are not bad as they are often portrayed to be.

  4. Brian McGlinchey:

    Al Sharbi’s been deemed a high-risk individual who allegedly attended a training camp in Afghanistan and is a self-proclaimed bomb-maker, other detainees told interrogators Al Sharbi had been seen talking to Bin Laden, was very proficient with weapons and had been selected for specialized remote control detonation training.

  5. Craig Weller:

    Learning to eat healthy is like learning to speak a different language, you learn a little at a time until you’re proficient.


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