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Synonyms for proficient
prəˈfɪʃ ənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. adept, expert, good, practiced, proficient, skillful, skilful(adj)

    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, proficient(adj)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. proficient(adjective)

    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. proficient(n)

    Synonyms:
    adept, master, expert

    Antonyms:
    tyro, novice, ignoramus, dunce

  2. proficient(a)

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

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

Editors Contribution

  1. able

    Submitted by Soulwriter on June 1, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. proficient(a.)

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

  2. proficient(n.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. proficient(a)

    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. 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.

  2. Phyllis McGinley:

    The system -- the American one, at least -- is a vast and noble experiment. It has been polestar and exemplar for other nations. But from kindergarten until she graduates from college the girl is treated in it exactly like her brothers. She studies the same subjects, becomes proficient at the same sports. Oh, it is a magnificent lore she learns, education for the mind beyond anything Jane Austen or Saint Theresa or even Mrs. Pankhurst ever dreamed. It is truly Utopian. But Utopia was never meant to exist on this disheveled planet.

  3. Ehsan Sehgal:

    To discuss spirituality and to be proficient in spirituality, are two different subjects. First, talks over that, and the second displays the source by itself. All can explore that, while all can be not that spirited source. The conversation can be a false matter, and based on deception, whereas, the spiritual figure's image is simply clear as a visionary mirror. Such ones adopt a way of fasting and patience, stay away from worldly affairs, and believe in God perfectly. They do not beg to the world and not sell their prayers. They remain the best supporter of all people and do not backbite, nor appreciate such conduct. They win the heart and mind of the people with their humility, tolerance, forgiveness, love, and sincerity in their tearful state of passion.

  4. Peter Meiresonne:

    Maybe now is a good time to say, ‘We are not able today’ or ‘Give us a six- or 10-mile lineup rather than a four-mile lineup’, which you might accept when you are more proficient and (flight experience is) more recent.

  5. H. L. Mencken:

    Husbands never become good; they merely become proficient.

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