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Definitions of skilful

  1. Skilfulness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. Skilfully. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude; "adept in handicrafts"; "an adept juggler"; "an expert job"; "a good mechanic"; "a practiced marksman"; "a proficient engineer"; "a lesser-known but no less skillful composer"; "the effect was achieved by skillful retouching" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. Having or showing deftness or practical ability; expert in any art or science; clever; requiring expertness. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Having skill; dexterous; expert. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. Showing or requiring skill. skillful. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. Well versed in any art; dexterous; expert; showing skill. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. Well versed in any art, science, or handicraft; able in management; expert; discriminating. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for skilful

  1. He was too upright a man, however, to gratify these tastes beyond his means; but Grace was an indulgent and skilful housekeeper, and made their slender income minister to her father's pleasure in a way that surprised even her practical friend, Mrs. Mayburn. – His Sombre Rivals by E. P. Roe
  2. Sharp was the conflict, for McLaws, a fine soldier, as daring as he was skilful strove fiercely to complete the victory; but the fight within the woods and the swift pursuit had broken the order of his division. – Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War by G. F. R. Henderson
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