Expert, typically as the result of much experience: admiring the dress with a practised eye the waiter was practised at disrupting moments of intimacy
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- I continue to believe that foxes must be controlled and that this is best served by the practiced and experienced gamekeeper and farmer.
- Then, with the practiced thoroughness of an experienced computer hacker, she created and deployed a stealth-virus program.
- The thief was as thin as a willow branch and cut open the bulging purses with the ease and dexterity of a practiced and experienced thief.
expert, experienced, seasoned, skilled, skilful, accomplished, proficient, talented, able, capable, adept, adroit, consummate, master, masterly, veteran;
North American informal crackerjack
archaic or humorous compleat
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