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skilful Line breaks: skil|ful
Pronunciation: /ˈskɪlfʊl/
/ˈskɪlf(ə)l/
(also chiefly North American skillful)

Definition of skilful in English:

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
informalgreat, mean, wicked, nifty, crack, ace, wizard, genius
British informala dab hand at
North American informalcrackerjack
vulgar slangshit-hot
archaic or , humorouscompleat
rarehabile

Derivatives

skilfulness

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Pronunciation: /ˈskɪlfʊlnəs/ /ˈskɪlf(ə)lnəs/
noun
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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