[mas-ter-lee, mah-ster-]
like or befitting a master, as in skill or art; worthy of a master; very skillful: a masterly presentation of the budget.
in a masterly manner.

1375–1425; late Middle English maisterly. See master, -ly

masterliness, noun

masterful, masterly (see usage note at masterful).

See masterful. Unabridged
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masterly (ˈmɑːstəlɪ)
of the skill befitting a master: a masterly performance

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Example sentences
What is particularly masterly is the way she has blended in what is obviously
  true with what is dubious or misleading.
But he has done a masterly job of identifying and isolating the discrepant
  traditions within the faith.
He was somewhat restrained in the use of dance but masterly in his handling of
  the chorus in the crowd scenes.
Yet for the big picture as well as plenty of little ones, the result is still
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