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skill

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of skill

  1. 1 subtle or imaginative ability in inventing, devising, or executing something with unbelievable skill, the expert in origami transformed a few sheets of paper into a menagerie of exotic animals Synonyms of skill adeptness, adroitness, art, artfulness, artifice, artistry, cleverness, craft, cunning, deftness, masterfulness, skillfulness Words Related to skill dexterity, ease, finesse, handiness; experience, expertise, expertness, know-how, proficiency; creativity, ingenuity, inventiveness, knowledge, learning; aptitude, bent, flair, gift, knack, talent Near Antonyms of skill amateurishness, awkwardness, clumsiness, crudeness, klutziness, rudeness; inability, inadequacy, inadequateness, incapability, incapacity, incompetence, ineffectiveness, ineffectuality, ineffectualness, inefficacy, inefficiency Antonyms of skill artlessness, ineptitude, ineptness, maladroitness

  2. 2 skills pl  knowledge gained by actually doing or living through something he had acquired valuable skills during his life at sea Synonyms of skill chops, expertise, know-how, moxie, proficiency, savvy, skillsWords Related to skill background; command, mastery; acquaintance, conversance, familiarity, intimacyNear Antonyms of skill ignorance, unawareness, unfamiliarityAntonyms of skill inexperience

Synonym Discussion of skill

art, skill, cunning, artifice, craft mean the faculty of executing well what one has devised. art implies a personal, unanalyzable creative power.
    • the art of choosing the right word
skill stresses technical knowledge and proficiency.
    • the skill of a glassblower
cunning suggests ingenuity and subtlety in devising, inventing, or executing.
    • a mystery plotted with great cunning
artifice suggests technical skill especially in imitating things in nature.
    • believed realism in film could be achieved only by artifice
craft may imply expertness in workmanship.
    • the craft of a master goldsmith


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