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proficient

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of proficient

Synonym Discussion of proficient

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

proficient

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of proficient

  1. a person with a high level of knowledge or skill in a field an urgent call by the state department for proficients in Arabic Synonyms of proficient 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, expert, scholar, shark, sharp, virtuoso, whiz, wizardWords Related to proficient 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; mistressNear Antonyms of proficient apprentice, beginner, neophyte, novice; dabbler, dilettante; layman, nonprofessionalAntonyms of proficient amateur, inexpert, nonexpert



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