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Synonyms of masterful in English:


  • 1 a masterful man
    commanding, powerful, imposing, magisterial, lordly, authoritative;
    dominating, domineering, overbearing, overweening, imperious
    [Antonyms] weak
  • 2 their masterful handling of the situation
    [Antonyms] inept
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    masterful, masterly
    These two words overlap in meaning and are sometimes confused. Masterful can mean ‘domineering,’ but it also means 'very skillful, masterly.' Note, however, that masterful used in this 'masterly' sense generally describes a person ( he has limited talent, but he's masterful at exploiting it), while masterly usually describes an achievement or action ( that was a masterly response to our opponents’ arguments).
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