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mas·ter·ly

 (măs′tər-lē)
adj.
Having or showing the knowledge or skill of a master. See Usage Note at masterful.
adv.
With the skill of a master.

mas′ter·li·ness n.

masterly

(ˈmɑːstəlɪ)
adj
of the skill befitting a master: a masterly performance.
ˈmasterliness n

mas•ter•ly

(ˈmæs tər li, ˈmɑ stər-)

adj.
1. befitting a master; very skillful.
adv.
2. in a masterly manner.
[1375–1425]
mas′ter•li•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.masterly - having or revealing supreme mastery or skillmasterly - having or revealing supreme mastery or skill; "a consummate artist"; "consummate skill"; "a masterful speaker"; "masterful technique"; "a masterly performance of the sonata"; "a virtuoso performance"
skilled - having or showing or requiring special skill; "only the most skilled gymnasts make an Olympic team"; "a skilled surgeon has many years of training and experience"; "a skilled reconstruction of her damaged elbow"; "a skilled trade"

masterly

adjective skilful, skilled, expert, finished, fine, excellent, crack (informal), supreme, clever, superior, world-class, exquisite, tasty (Brit. informal), adept, consummate, first-rate, superlative, masterful, adroit, dexterous He gave a masterly performance. see masterful

masterly

adjective
Having or demonstrating a high degree of knowledge or skill:
Slang: crackerjack.
Translations
دال على البَراعَه والمُهارَه
mistrovský
mesterlig
mesteri
meistaralegur
majstrovský
ustaca

masterly

[ˈmɑːstəlɪ] ADJmagistral, genial
she is masterly in describing life in Victorian Londondescribe de forma magistral la vida en el Londres de la época victoriana

masterly

[ˈmɑːstərli] adjmagistral(e)

masterly

adjmeisterhaft, gekonnt; in a masterly fashionmeisterhaft, gekonnt; …, he said with masterly understatement…, sagte er, meisterhaft untertreibend

masterly

[ˈmɑːstəlɪ] adjmagistrale, da maestro

master

(ˈmaːstə) feminine mistress (ˈmistris) noun
1. a person or thing that commands or controls. I'm master in this house!
2. an owner (of a slave, dog etc). The dog ran to its master.
3. a male teacher. the Maths master.
4. the commander of a merchant ship. the ship's master.
5. a person very skilled in an art, science etc. He's a real master at painting.
6. (with capital) a polite title for a boy, in writing or in speaking. Master John Smith.
adjective
(of a person in a job) fully qualified, skilled and experienced. a master builder/mariner/plumber.
verb
1. to overcome (an opponent, handicap etc). She has mastered her fear of heights.
2. to become skilful in. I don't think I'll ever master arithmetic.
ˈmasterful adjective
showing the power, authority or determination of a master. a masterful man.
ˈmasterfully adverb
ˈmasterfulness noun
ˈmasterly adjective
showing the skill of a master. His handling of the situation was masterly.
ˈmasterliness noun
ˈmastery noun
(usually with over or of) control, great skill or knowledge. We have gained mastery over the enemy.
master key
a key which opens a number of locks.
ˈmastermind noun
the person planning and controlling an undertaking or scheme. He was the mastermind behind the scheme.
verb
to plan (such a scheme). Who masterminded the robbery?
ˈmasterpiece noun
a piece of work or art worthy (to be called the greatest achievement) of a master. He considers this picture his masterpiece.
master stroke
a very clever thing to do. This sudden, unexpected attack was a master stroke.
master switch
a switch for controlling a number of other switches. There is a master switch that controls all the electricity.
master of ceremonies abbreviation ( MC)
a person who announces the various stages of an entertainment, formal social gathering, series of speakers at a dinner etc. The master of ceremonies introduced the speaker.
References in classic literature ?
He has taken a masterly advantage of our helplessness; and has imposed terms on us, for performances at Derby and Nottingham, with such a business-like disregard of all interests but his own that -- fond as I am of putting things down in black and white -- I really cannot prevail upon myself to record the bargain.
The presentation of my own character is masterly in the extreme.
Knowing that Denisov had a reputation even in Poland for the masterly way in which he danced the mazurka, Nicholas ran up to Natasha:
Again I say it is a great pity that criticism is not honest about the masterpieces of literature, and does not confess that they are not every moment masterly, that they are often dull and tough and dry, as is certainly the case with Dante's.
A younger woman might have resented his masterly ways, but Margaret had too firm a grip of life to make a fuss.
But what plays the mischief with this masterly code is the admirable brevity of it, which necessitates a vast volume of commentaries to expound it.
My fingers," said Elizabeth, "do not move over this instrument in the masterly manner which I see so many women's do.
All the discourses of Socrates are masterly, noble, new, and inquisitive; but that they are all true it may probably be too much to say.
Never was so masterly a creature so completely baffled.
The "Hymn to Aphrodite" is not the least remarkable, from a literary point of view, of the whole collection, exhibiting as it does in a masterly manner a divine being as the unwilling victim of an irresistible force.
Garrow, whose subtle cross-examination of witnesses and masterly, if sometimes startling, methods of arriving at the truth seemed more thrilling to us than any novel.
In 1706 he had written a masterly short story, 'The Apparition of Mrs.