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skilful

[skil-fuh l] /ˈskɪl fəl/
adjective
1.
Chiefly British, skillful.
Related forms
skilfully, adverb
skilfulness, noun
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  • One skilful strike from his opponent, and his chances of fathering the next generation could painfully disappear.
  • His reign was characterised by a combination of skilful foreign policy and ruthless suppression of domestic dissent.
  • What makes these creations so winning is their exuberance not skilful mastery of technique or sophisticated drawing.
  • His skilful turn of phrase instantly draws the scene.
  • Often, the search for a skilful manager turns out to be a wild-golden-goose chase.
  • It was the first war to be brought by television-and a skilful propaganda machine-into rich-country homes almost daily.
  • These are skilful works with impressionistic brush-strokes and rich impasto.
  • But with his government mired in corruption and oil revenue dwindling fast, his skilful juggling has become trickier to sustain.
  • The guerrillas have a skilful leader, some useful exiles abroad and foreign friends who lend support.
  • skilful manipulation of the control panel delivers a near-infinite combination of washing and drying experiences.
British Dictionary definitions for skilful

skilful

/ˈskɪlfʊl/
adjective
1.
possessing or displaying accomplishment or skill
2.
involving or requiring accomplishment or skill
Derived Forms
skilfully, (US) skillfully, adverb
skilfulness, (US) skillfulness, noun
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