Definition of skilled in English:


Syllabification: skilled
Pronunciation: /skild


  • 1Having or showing the knowledge, ability, or training to perform a certain activity or task well: a lab technician skilled in electronics skilled draftsmen
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    • He was already highly skilled in the martial arts, having obtained a black belt in karate.
    • And Kerry's people are obviously less skilled in the art of spin.
    • There can be no doubt that masons in Medieval England were highly skilled craftsmen.
  • 1.1Based on knowledge or experience; showing expertise: skilled legal advice
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    • Care must be tailored to the individual and delivered by a team with sufficient expertise to provide the skilled support that women need.
    • There is a demand from the end user community for highly skilled, high value advice on how to build and manage heterogeneous storage systems.
    • Thanks also to Lory Frankel and Fronia Simpson for their skilled editorial advice.
  • 1.2(Of work) requiring special abilities or training: a highly skilled job
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    • In all of this, the training needed for skilled work is devalued.
    • Volunteers will not be able to undertake certain jobs such as gardening, decorating, domestic work or skilled work such as plumbing.
    • Gowda says the drawback in these training sessions is that they are not taught skilled work that is utilitarian.

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