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masterfulness

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of masterfulness

  1. 1 subtle or imaginative ability in inventing, devising, or executing something the sheer masterfulness of the thieves' plan could not be denied, even by the police Synonyms of masterfulness adeptness, adroitness, art, artfulness, artifice, artistry, cleverness, craft, cunning, deftness, skill, skillfulnessWords Related to masterfulness dexterity, ease, finesse, handiness; experience, expertise, expertness, know-how, proficiency; creativity, ingenuity, inventiveness, knowledge, learning; aptitude, bent, flair, gift, knack, talentNear Antonyms of masterfulness amateurishness, awkwardness, clumsiness, crudeness, klutziness, rudeness; inability, inadequacy, inadequateness, incapability, incapacity, incompetence, ineffectiveness, ineffectuality, ineffectualness, inefficacy, inefficiencyAntonyms of masterfulness artlessness, ineptitude, ineptness, maladroitness

  2. 2 an exaggerated sense of one's importance that shows itself in the making of excessive or unjustified claims the shameless masterfulness that invested his every move was positively galling to his colleagues Synonyms of masterfulness assumption, bumptiousness, consequence, haughtiness, hauteur, high horse, huffiness, imperiousness, loftiness, lordliness, arrogance, peremptoriness, pomposity, pompousness, presumptuousness, pretense (or pretence), pretension, pretentiousness, self-consequence, self-importance, superciliousness, superiority, toploftinessWords Related to masterfulness authoritativeness, bossiness, bowwow, brag, dominance, high-handedness; condescension, disdain, scorn; chest-thumping, inflation, self-assertion, side [chiefly British], snobbery, snobbishness, snobbism, snootiness; attitude, cheek, cheekiness, impertinence, impudence, sauciness; boastfulness, bombast, braggadocio, bravado, strut, swagger, triumphalism, vaingloriousness, vainglory; cockiness, complacence, conceit, egoism, egotism, pride, pridefulness, self-assumption, self-centeredness, self-complacency, self-conceit, self-content, self-contentment, self-opinion, self-partiality, self-satisfaction, smugness, swelled head, vanity; superiority complexNear Antonyms of masterfulness bashfulness, demureness, retiringness, shyness; diffidence, self-distrust, self-doubt, timidity, timidness; lowliness, meekness, mousiness, passiveness, passivity, submissiveness; quietness, reserve, reservednessAntonyms of masterfulness humility, modesty, unassumingness, unpretentiousness


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