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Definition 1: done with delicacy and skill - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where skillful or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a nice bit of craft
  • a job requiring nice measurements with a micrometer
  • a nice shot

Synonyms for skillful in the sense of this definition

(skillful is similar to ...) sharply exact or accurate or delimited

"a precise mind" "specified a precise amount" "arrived at the precise moment"

Definition 2: having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where skillful or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for skillful in the sense of this definition

(skillful is similar to ...) having or showing or requiring special skill

"only the most skilled gymnasts make an Olympic team" "a skilled surgeon has many years of training and experience" "a skilled reconstruction of her damaged elbow" "a skilled trade"

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