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Synonyms for skilful
ˈskɪl fəl

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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), practiced, dependable, estimable, technical, expert, secure, beneficial, proficient, full, honest, respectable, undecomposed, unspoilt, nice, ripe, just, safe, adept, honorable, well(p), near, practised

    Antonyms:
    unskilled

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. skilful

    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, proficient, 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. skilful

    Synonyms:
    expert, clever, dexterous, apt, well-versed, adroit

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. skilful(a.)

    Synonyms:
    [Written also skillful.] skilled, well-versed, versed, conversant, proficient, learned, knowing, intelligent, ingenious, competent, able, clever, qualified, practised, trained, initiated, prepared, accomplished, expert, dexterous, adroit, apt, handy, ready, quick, masterly, good at, master of, at home in, in one's element

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  1. List of paraphrases:

    skilled, clever, adept, competent, able, skillful, adroit

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How to use skilful in a sentence?

  1. Sun Tzu:

    Therefore the skilful leader subdues the enemy's troops without any fighting; he captures their cities without laying siege to them; he overthrows their kingdom without lengthy operations in the field.

  2. Cheng Gang:

    The brain drain of skilful people definitely impacts the CFDA's ability to operate, especially for example its ability to evaluate new drugs.

  3. Maria Montessori:

    There is in every child a painstaking teacher, so skilful that he obtains identical results in all children in all parts of the world. The only language men ever speak perfectly is the one they learn in babyhood, when no one can teach them anything!

  4. Sun Tzu:

    Hence that general is skilful in attack whose opponent does not know what to defend; and he is skilful in defense whose opponent does not know what to attack.

  5. Johnson Sirleaf:

    The pressure builds (for democracy), the young people today are educated, skilful, demanding, and eventually we have to listen and I think that will happen to all those that are still lagging behind.


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