overproficient

proficient

[pruh-fish-uhnt]
adjective
1.
well-advanced or competent in any art, science, or subject; skilled: a proficient swimmer.
noun
2.
an expert.

Origin:
1580–90; < Latin prōficient- (stem of prōficiēns) present participle of prōficere to advance, make progress, equivalent to prō- pro-1 + -ficere, combining form of facere to make, do1. See -ent, efficient

proficiently, adverb
proficientness, noun
overproficient, adjective
overproficiently, adverb
underproficient, adjective


1. adept, competent, experienced, accomplished, able, finished.


1. unskilled, inept.
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proficient (prəˈfɪʃənt)
 
adj
1.  having great facility (in an art, occupation, etc); skilled
 
n
2.  an archaic word for an expert
 
[C16: from Latin prōficere to make progress, from pro-1 + facere to make]
 
pro'ficiency
 
n
 
pro'ficiently
 
adv

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proficient
1580s, from L. proficientem (nom. proficiens), prp. of proficere "to make progress, be useful" (see proficiency).
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