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1. Possessing or exercising skill; expert. See Synonyms at proficient.
2. Characterized by, exhibiting, or requiring skill: a skillful ascent of the summit.

skill′ful·ly adv.
skill′ful·ness n.
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(ˈskɪl fəl)

1. having or exercising skill: a skillful juggler.
2. showing or involving skill: a skillful display of fancy diving.
skill′ful•ly, adv.
skill′ful•ness, n.
syn: skillful, skilled, expert refer to ability or competence in an occupation, craft, or art. skillful suggests 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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.skillful - having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitudeskillful - 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"
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"
2.skillful - done with delicacy and skill; "a nice bit of craft"; "a job requiring nice measurements with a micrometer"; "a nice shot"
precise - sharply exact or accurate or delimited; "a precise mind"; "specified a precise amount"; "arrived at the precise moment"
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also skilful
1. Having the ability to perform well:
2. Having or demonstrating a high degree of knowledge or skill:
Slang: crackerjack.
3. Showing art or skill in performing or doing:
4. Well done or executed:
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A VERY SKILLFUL BOWMAN went to the mountains in search of game, but all the beasts of the forest fled at his approach.
The skillful soldier does not raise a second levy, neither are his supply-wagons loaded more than twice.
Then her hair assumed successively, under her skillful hands, all the undulations she thought might assist the charms of her face.
Before she went to bed she had pondered, analyzed, turned on all sides, examined on all points, the words, the steps, the gestures, the signs, and even the silence of her interlocutors; and of this profound, skillful, and anxious study the result was that Felton, everything considered, appeared the more vulnerable of her two persecutors.
And believe me on my honour that to me personally it would be a pleasure to hand over the supreme command of the army into the hands of a better informed and more skillful general- of whom Austria has so many- and to lay down all this heavy responsibility.
"But that is my conviction, and judging by the last letter with which His Highness the Archduke Ferdinand has honored me, I imagine that the Austrian troops, under the direction of so skillful a leader as General Mack, have by now already gained a decisive victory and no longer need our aid," said Kutuzov.
One night a squadron of Federal horse commanded by Major Seidel, a gallant and skillful officer, moved out from Readyville on an uncommonly hazardous enterprise requiring secrecy, caution and silence.
LAHORE -- Pakistan cricket team head coach Mickey Arthur believes that Pakistan's bowling attack is incredibly skillful in all conditions and have the potential to jolt any batting line-up.
He said that apprenticeship and training schemes were being started to make the youth skillful.
He said that a skillful education is mandatory for the refugees before their return back to enable them to earn their livelihood.
A good example of such training is offered by Skillful, a nonprofit venture supported by the Markle Foundation, Microsoft, LinkedIn, and the state of Colorado.