skillful

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Skillful \Skill"ful\, adjective [Written also skilful.]

1. Discerning; reasonable; judicious; cunning. [Obs.] "Of skillful judgment." --Chaucer.

2. Possessed of, or displaying, skill; knowing and ready; expert; well-versed; able in management; as, a skillful mechanic; -- often followed by at, in, or of; as, skillful at the organ; skillful in drawing.

And they shall call the husbandman to mourning, and such as are skillful of lamentations to wailing. --Amos v. 16.

Syn: Expert; skilled; dexterous; adept; masterly; adroit; clever; cunning. -- {Skill"ful*ly}, adverb -- {Skill"ful*ness}, noun

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

skillful

adjective

1: having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude; "adept in handicrafts"; "an adept juggler"; "an expert job"; "a good mechanic"; "a practiced marksman"; "a proficient engineer"; "a lesser-known but no less skillful composer"; "the effect was achieved by skillful retouching" [syn: {adept}, {expert}, {good}, {practiced}, {proficient}, {skillful}, {skilful}]

2: done with delicacy and skill; "a nice bit of craft"; "a job requiring nice measurements with a micrometer"; "a nice shot" [syn: {nice}, {skillful}]


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