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: openly and freely declared or acknowledged : affirmed
: professing to be qualified
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accomplished, ace, adept, compleat, complete, consummate, crack, crackerjack, educated, experienced, expert, good, great, master, masterful, masterly, practiced (also practised), proficient, skilled, skillful, versed, veteran, virtuoso
amateur, amateurish, inexperienced, inexpert, jackleg, unprofessional, unseasoned, unskilled, unskillful
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circa 1524, in the meaning defined at sense 1
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: openly said or declared
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a nest or breeding place
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