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

    Antonyms:
    imprecise, unskilled

  2. nice, skillful(adj)

    done with delicacy and skill

    "a nice bit of craft"; "a job requiring nice measurements with a micrometer"; "a nice shot"

    Synonyms:
    dainty, courteous, skilful, overnice, proficient, good, gracious, squeamish, practiced, adept, nice, prissy, expert, decent

    Antonyms:
    unskilled, imprecise

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. skillful(a)

    Synonyms:
    skilled, expert, adroit, dexterous, adept, masterly, proficient, deft, able, efficient, competent, accomplished

    Antonyms:
    unskillful, empirical, maladroit

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    skilful, skilled, adept, clever

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How to use skillful in a sentence?

  1. Ross Baker:

    In the face of what can seem to be a very steep climb for the Republicans you really have to look at each individual race and ask yourself about the vulnerability of each of those candidates, these Republicans are pretty skillful politicians. I don't see Kelly Ayotte as a particularly easy mark for the Democrats.

  2. Eric Hoffer:

    The real persuaders are our appetites, our fears and above all our vanity. The skillful propagandist stirs and coaches these internal persuaders.

  3. African Proverb:

    Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.

  4. Author Unknown:

    A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner, neither do uninterrupted prosperity and success qualify for usefulness and happiness. The storms of adversity, like those of the ocean, rouse the faculties, and excite the invention, prudence, skill and fortitude or the voyager. The martyrs of ancient times, in bracing their minds to outward calamities, acquired a loftiness of purpose and a moral heroism worth a lifetime of softness and security.

  5. Jeremy Kudon:

    They're not like games of chance, where no matter how skillful the player is, winning or losing almost always comes down to luck - whether it's the spin of a wheel, the roll of the dice, or the turn of the cards.


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