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Synonyms for skillful
ˈskɪl fəlskill·ful

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. adept, expert, good, practiced, proficient, skillful, skilfuladjective

    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, skillfuladjective

    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. skillfuladjective

    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. Epicurus:

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

  2. Claude Lévi-Strauss:

    The musical emotion springs precisely from the fact that at each moment the composer withholds or adds more or less than the listener anticipates on the basis of a pattern that he thinks he can guess, but that he is incapable of wholly divining. If the composer withholds more than we anticipate, we experience a delicious falling sensation; we feel we have been torn from a stable point on the musical ladder and thrust into the void. When the composer withholds less, the opposite occurs: he forces us to perform gymnastic exercises more skillful than our own.

  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. 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.

  5. Harry S Truman:

    Men make history, and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.


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