ex·​pe·​ri·​enced | \ ik-ˈspir-ē-ən(t)st How to pronounce experienced (audio) \

Definition of experienced

: made skillful or wise through experience : practiced an experienced driver

Examples of experienced in a Sentence

The job calls for someone who is more experienced. for this delicate eye operation, seek out an experienced eye surgeon
Recent Examples on the Web Leland also notes that the four-day work week has the potential to attract a specific contingent of highly-skilled and experienced workers in the tech industry. Regan Stephens, Fortune, 22 Sep. 2022 With Jay Wright's retirement at Villanova, Xavier now has one of the more experienced and winningest coaches in the Big East Conference, a conference Miller played in at Pittsburgh. The Enquirer, 22 Sep. 2022 An experienced and successful movie director, Poonpiriya also spoke of the challenges. Patrick Frater, Variety, 20 Sep. 2022 All four attorneys were highly experienced and capable of managing serious felony cases. Will Langhorne, Arkansas Online, 19 Sep. 2022 Enter Garoppolo, who’s far more experienced but less powerful and mobile. Tom Krasovic, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Sep. 2022 The most talented and experienced unit for the Blazers is almost inarguably the defensive backfield. Evan Dudley, al, 16 Sep. 2022 Scottsdale Unified School District cannot afford to lose talented and experienced staff to neighboring districts or private institutions. Renata Cló, The Arizona Republic, 14 Sep. 2022 It’s one thing to make a system that works well for such enthusiastic and experienced participants, and another to make something that will work in classrooms everywhere. Erica Klarreich, Quanta Magazine, 13 Sep. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of experienced

1567, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for experienced

experience entry 1 + -ed entry 1

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“Experienced.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/experienced. Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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ex·​pe·​ri·​enced | \ ik-ˈspir-ē-ənst How to pronounce experienced (audio) \

Kids Definition of experienced

: made skillful or wise from having lived through or undergone something an experienced sailor

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