Definition of skilful in English:

skilful

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Pronunciation: /ˈskɪlfʊl
 
, -f(ə)l/
(also chiefly North American skillful)

adjective

Having or showing skill: a skilful midfielder
More example sentences
  • You are brilliant, active and skillful in professional ventures and gain repute in your field of activity.
  • He is very smart and politically skillful, and his time as prime minister was very productive.
  • He was also a robust, competitive and skillful GAA player in both hurling and football.
Synonyms
informal great, mean, wicked, nifty, crack, ace, wizard, genius
British informal a dab hand at
North American informal crackerjack
vulgar slang shit-hot
archaic or humorous compleat
rare habile

Derivatives

skilfully

adverb
More example sentences
  • He could use it to wield the engraving instrument skillfully and easily.
  • They move easily and skilfully between the worlds of the village, the province, the nation, and the state.
  • She moved skillfully and gracefully with a determined expression pasted on her face.

skilfulness

noun
More example sentences
  • There was such a boat jam on the way that it took all the expertise and skillfulness of the boatman to reach the take off point.
  • Seven Bulgarian ensembles will also demonstrate typical skillfulness in dancing and singing.
  • The skilfulness of the artisan into the making of the leather toys is seen to be believed.

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