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skillful

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of skillful

  1. 1 accomplished with trained ability the ice skater performed a skillful and graceful series of jumps Synonyms of skillful adroit, artful, bravura, deft, delicate, dexterous (also dextrous), expert, masterful, masterly, practiced (also practised), virtuoso, workmanlike Words Related to skillful facile, smooth; artistic, creative, fancy, ingenious, neat; adept, clever, cunning; able, adequate, capable, competent Near Antonyms of skillful awkward, clumsy, crude, klutzy; ineffective, ineffectual; incompetent, inept Antonyms of skillful amateur, amateurish, artless, rude, unprofessional, unskillful

  2. 2 having or showing exceptional knowledge, experience, or skill in a field of endeavor performance testing of automobiles that should be done only by skillful drivers on a closed course Synonyms of skillful accomplished, ace, adept, compleat, complete, consummate, crack, crackerjack, educated, experienced, expert, good, great, master, masterful, masterly, practiced (also practised), professed, skilled, proficient, versed, veteran, virtuosoWords Related to skillful 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 skillful 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 skillful amateur, amateurish, inexperienced, inexpert, jackleg, unprofessional, unseasoned, unskilled, unskillful

Synonym Discussion of skillful

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


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