Google Ngram Viewer results for skilful:
This graph shows how "skilful" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.
Examples of usage for skilful:
Skilful signifies possessing and using readily practical knowledge and ability, having alert and well- trained faculties with reference to a given work. One is adept in that for which he has a natural gift improved by practise; he is expert in that of which training, experience, and study have given him a thorough mastery; he is dexterous in that which he can do effectively, with or without training, especially in work of the hand or bodily activities. In the case of the noun, " an expert" denotes one who is " experienced" in the fullest sense, a master of his branch of knowledge. A skilled workman is one who has thoroughly learned his trade, though he may be naturally quite dull; a skilful workman has some natural brightness, ability, and power of adaptation, in addition to his acquired knowledge and dexterity. Compare CLEVER; DEXTERITY; POWER.
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