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expert

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of expert

  1. 1 accomplished with trained ability to a serious collector, the expert carving on the duck decoy justifies its high price Synonyms of expert adroit, artful, bravura, deft, delicate, dexterous (also dextrous), skillful, masterful, masterly, practiced (also practised), virtuoso, workmanlikeWords Related to expert facile, smooth; artistic, creative, fancy, ingenious, neat; adept, clever, cunning; able, adequate, capable, competentNear Antonyms of expert awkward, clumsy, crude, klutzy; ineffective, ineffectual; incompetent, ineptAntonyms of expert amateur, amateurish, artless, rude, unprofessional, unskillful

  2. 2 having or showing exceptional knowledge, experience, or skill in a field of endeavor people interested in laser eye surgery are advised to seek out an expert practitioner Synonyms of expert accomplished, ace, adept, compleat, complete, consummate, crack, crackerjack, educated, experienced, proficient, good, great, master, masterful, masterly, practiced (also practised), professed, skilled, skillful, versed, veteran, virtuosoWords Related to expert adroit, clever, deft, dexterous (also dextrous), handy, slick, sure-handed; gifted, talented; polished, refined; effective, effectual, efficient, workmanlike; able, capable, competent, employable, fit, fitted, habile, qualified; educated, knowledgeable, schooled, taught, trained, tutored; all-around (also all-round), well-rounded; long-term, old; multiskilled, multitalentedNear Antonyms of expert incapable, incompetent, inept, unable, unfit, unfitted, unqualified, weak; artless, crude, rude; ineffective, ineffectual, inefficient; talentless, ungifted, untalented; ignorant, unschooled, untaught, untrained, untutored; beginning, green, inexperienced, new, raw, unseasoned, untested, untried, would-be; primitive, rough, unpolished; awkward, clumsy, ham-fisted, ham-handed, heavy-handedAntonyms of expert amateur, amateurish, inexperienced, inexpert, jackleg, unprofessional, unseasoned, unskilled, unskillful

Synonym Discussion of expert

proficient, adept, skilled, skillful, expert mean having great knowledge and experience in a trade or profession. proficient implies a thorough competence derived from training and practice.
    • proficient in translating foreign languages
adept implies special aptitude as well as proficiency.
    • adept at doing long division
skilled stresses mastery of technique.
    • a skilled surgeon
skillful implies individual dexterity in execution or performance.
    • skillful drivers
expert implies extraordinary proficiency and often connotes knowledge as well as technical skill.
    • expert in the evaluation of wines

expert

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of expert

  1. a person with a high level of knowledge or skill in a field experts at the crime lab were able to tell the sex, race, and approximate age of the murderer Synonyms of expert ace, adept, artist, authority, cognoscente, connoisseur, crackerjack (also crackajack), dab [chiefly British], dab hand [chiefly British], fiend, geek, guru, hand, hotshot, maestro, master, maven (also mavin), meister, past master, proficient, scholar, shark, sharp, virtuoso, whiz, wizard Words Related to expert pro, professional; consultant, hired gun, specialist; addict, aficionado (also afficionado), buff, devotee, enthusiast, fan; craftsman, journeyman; all-rounder [British], jack-of-all-trades, Renaissance man; mistress Near Antonyms of expert apprentice, beginner, neophyte, novice; dabbler, dilettante; layman, nonprofessional Antonyms of expert amateur, inexpert, nonexpert



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