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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 for "skillful":

    skilful, skilled, adept, clever

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How to use skillful in a sentence?

  1. William A. Foster:

    Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.

  2. 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.

  3. LtGen Adolf Galland, Luftwaffe:

    Their element is to attack, to track, to hunt, and to destroy the enemy. Only in this way can the eager and skillful fighter pilot display his ability. Tie him to a narrow and confined task, rob him of his initiative, and you take away from him the best and most valuable qualities he posses: aggressive spirit, joy of action, and the passion of the hunter.

  4. 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.

  5. Epicurus:

    The greater difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.

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