Definition of masterly
- a masterly performance
- she's masterly at description
- —Caroline Knapp
She did a masterly job of organizing the conference.
a masterly performance of one of the most difficult ballets in the repertory
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accomplished, ace, adept, complete, consummate, crack, crackerjack, educated, experienced, expert, good, great, master, masterful, practiced (also practised), proficient, skilled, skillful, versed, veteran, virtuoso;
: showing great skill : very skillful
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