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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. 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.

  2. African Proverb:

    Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.

  3. 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.

  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. 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.

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