Definition of skillful
- a skillful treatment
He is skillful at diplomacy.
an artist skillful in the use of color
the skillful manner in which the doctor and nurses treated the patient
These issues require skillful handling.
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accomplished, ace, adept, complete, consummate, crack, crackerjack, educated, experienced, expert, good, great, master, masterful, masterly, practiced (also practised), proficient, skilled, versed, veteran, virtuoso;
: having the training, knowledge, and experience that is needed to do something well : having a lot of skill
: showing or requiring skill
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to grant as a privilege or special favor
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