skill-fully

skillful

[skil-fuhl]
adjective
1.
having or exercising skill: a skillful juggler.
2.
showing or involving skill: a skillful display of fancy diving.
3.
Obsolete. reasonable; rational.
Also, especially British, skilful.


Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English; see skill1, -ful

skillfully, adverb
skillfulness, noun
quasi-skillful, adjective
quasi-skillfully, adverb


1. ready, adroit, deft, adept, apt, clever, ingenious. Skillful, skilled, expert refer to readiness and adroitness in an occupation, craft, or art. Skillful suggests especially adroitness and dexterity: a skillful watchmaker. Skilled implies having had long experience and thus having acquired a high degree of proficiency: not an amateur but a skilled worker. Expert means having the highest degree of proficiency; it may mean much the same as skillful or skilled or both: expert workmanship. See also dexterous.


1. awkward, clumsy, amateurish.
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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
2. done with delicacy and skill; "a nice bit of craft"; "a job requiring nice measurements with a micrometer"; "a nice shot" [syn: nice
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