Synonyms of masterful in English:



  • 1 he looked self-assured and masterful
    [Antonyms] weak meek wimpish
  • 2 their masterful handling of the situation
    expert, adept, clever, masterly; skilful, skilled, adroit, proficient, deft, dexterous, accomplished, polished, excellent, superb, superlative, consummate, first-rate, peerless, fine
    informal crack, stellar, ace
    North Americanbadass
    [Antonyms] incompetent inept
  • masterful or masterly?Some writers use masterful only in the sense ‘powerful and able to control others’ ( a masterful tone of voice) in order to maintain the distinction from masterly. In practice, however, the two words are used almost equally in this sense.

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