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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.

    adroitness, aptitude, cleverness, dexterity, expertness, readiness

    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

    expertness, aptitude, #n/a

Princeton's WordNet

  1. skill, accomplishment, acquirement, acquisition, attainmentnoun

    an ability that has been acquired by training

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

  2. skill, sciencenoun

    ability to produce solutions in some problem domain

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

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

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  1. skillnoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. skillnoun

    adroitness, ingenuity, cleverness, technic, dexterity, proficiency, expertness, facility, deftness, knack

    maladroitness, empiricism, quackery, inexpertness, clumsiness

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  1. Police Chief Art Acevedo:

    It appears that this may be a 20-year-old grudge that this man held, there was a lot of planning that went into this. There was a lot of planning and sadly some skill.

  2. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    Two thirds of success is skill.

  3. Marcus Aurelius:

    To be sure, external things of whatever kind require skill in their use, but we must not grow attached to them; whatever they are, they should only serve for us to show how skilled we are in our handling of them.

  4. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    We are only carried away by the skills of public speaking, but none of us cares about the skill of listening. Thus, learning has become a burden to many of us.

  5. Alexis Hiniker:

    Even adults' interactions with smart speakers are superficial, thin and lack most of the hallmarks of person-to-person conversation, typically, developing children pick up language rapidly in the first few years of life. But this doesn't just happen because children are good at learning this skill ; it also happens because adults are very good at teaching it.

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