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Synonyms for skill
skɪl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. skill, accomplishment, acquirement, acquisition, attainment(noun)

    an ability that has been acquired by training

    Synonyms:
    science, accomplishment, acquisition, learning, attainment, acquirement, achievement

  2. skill, science(noun)

    ability to produce solutions in some problem domain

    "the skill of a well-trained boxer"; "the sweet science of pugilism"

    Synonyms:
    acquirement, attainment, science, acquisition, accomplishment, scientific discipline

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. skill

    Adroitness (French à, to, and droit, right) and dexterity (Latin dexter, right, right-hand) might each be rendered "right-handedness;" but adroitness carries more of the idea of eluding, parrying, or checking some hostile movement, or taking advantage of another in controversy; dexterity conveys the idea of doing, accomplishing something readily and well, without reference to any action of others. We speak of adroitness in fencing, boxing, or debate; of dexterity in horsemanship, in the use of tools, weapons, etc. Aptitude (Latin aptus, fit, fitted) is a natural readiness, which by practise may be developed into dexterity. Skill is more exact to line, rule, and method than dexterity. Dexterity can not be communicated, and, oftentimes can not even be explained by its possessor; skill to a very great extent can be imparted; "skilled workmen" in various trades are numbered by thousands. Compare ADDRESS; CLEVER; POWER; SKILFUL.

    Synonyms:
    adroitness, aptitude, cleverness, dexterity, expertness, readiness

    Preposition:
    Dexterity of hand, of movement, of management; with the pen; in action, in manipulating men; at cards.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. skill

    Synonyms:
    expertness, aptitude, #n/a

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. skill(n.)

    Synonyms:
    skilfulness, dexterity, dexterousness, aptness, adroitness, readiness, facility, expertness, cleverness, quickness, knack, address, ingenuity, ability

How to use skill in a sentence?

  1. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    Skill to do comes of doing.

  2. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    Two thirds of success is skill.

  3. Dejan Stojanovic:

    The most complicated skill is to be simple.

  4. George Herbert:

    Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.

  5. Herodotus:

    Force has no place where there is need of skill.

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#3794acquisition
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#5190jurisdiction
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#10206competence
#12633proficiency
#12653readiness
#13477attainment
#13549competency
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#18065accomplishment
#23634jurisdictional
#26088aptitude
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#44855competences
#69512cleverness
#77245aptitudes
#210884acquirement
#291246adroitness

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