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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.


(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.
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"


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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The delivery of these skillful rhymes was accompanied, on the part of the stranger, by a regular rise and fall of his right hand, which terminated at the descent, by suffering the fingers to dwell a moment on the leaves of the little volume; and on the ascent, by such a flourish of the member as none but the initiated may ever hope to imitate.
Rebecca liked better to draw things less realistic, and speedily, before the eyes of the enchanted multitude, there grew under her skillful fingers an American flag done in red, white, and blue chalk, every star in its right place, every stripe fluttering in the breeze.
Four skillful tabor and flute players accompanied them, and the dance having been opened, Cupid, after executing two figures, raised his eyes and bent his bow against a damsel who stood between the turrets of the castle, and thus addressed her:
Their fashion of philosophizing, however, is well suited to persons whose abilities fall below mediocrity; for the obscurity of the distinctions and principles of which they make use enables them to speak of all things with as much confidence as if they really knew them, and to defend all that they say on any subject against the most subtle and skillful, without its being possible for any one to convict them of error.
A skillful individual in his closet with all the local codes before him, might compile a law on some subjects of taxation for the whole union, without any aid from oral information, and it may be expected that whenever internal taxes may be necessary, and particularly in cases requiring uniformity throughout the States, the more simple objects will be preferred.
In this respect I did not differ from him materially: I was skillful in the Italian vintages myself, and bought largely whenever I could.
Under the skillful generalship of the Circles almost every Woman's charge was fatal and very many extracted their sting uninjured, ready for a second slaughter.
Messieurs Musketeers, I will not have this haunting of bad places, this quarreling in the streets, this swordplay at the crossways; and above all, I will not have occasion given for the cardinal's Guards, who are brave, quiet, skillful men who never put themselves in a position to be arrested, and who, besides, never allow themselves to be arrested, to laugh at you
The skillful soldier does not raise a second levy, neither are his supply-wagons loaded more than twice.
An- other officer, riding with the skillful abandon of a cowboy, galloped his horse to a position directly before the general.
All right; if he comes back you will kill him, you are so skillful and so brave.
Adrienne was unusually skillful with the needle, and her taste had been so highly cultivated, as to make her a perfect mistress of all the proprieties of patterns.