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masterly

[mas-ter-lee, mah-ster-] /ˈmæs tər li, ˈmɑ stər-/
adjective
1.
like or befitting a master, as in skill or art; worthy of a master; very skillful:
a masterly presentation of the budget.
adverb
2.
in a masterly manner.
Origin of masterly
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English maisterly. See master, -ly
Related forms
masterliness, noun
Can be confused
masterful, masterly (see usage note at masterful)
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masterly

/ˈmɑːstəlɪ/
adjective
1.
of the skill befitting a master: a masterly performance
Derived Forms
masterliness, noun
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Word Origin and History for masterly
adj.

1530s, "overbearing;" 1660s, "skillful," from master (n.) + -ly.

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