What does masterful mean?

Definitions for masterful
ˈmæs tər fəl, ˈmɑ stər-mas·ter·ful

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. consummate, masterful, masterly, virtuoso(a)adjective

    having or revealing supreme mastery or skill

    "a consummate artist"; "consummate skill"; "a masterful speaker"; "masterful technique"; "a masterly performance of the sonata"; "a virtuoso performance"


  1. masterfuladjective

    Of or pertaining to the manner of a master of an art, technique, profession, or craft; masterly.

  2. masterfuladjective

    In the manner of a master; very skillful.

    The masterful conducting ensured the orchestra gave of their best.

  3. masterfuladjective

    Having or showing the qualities of a master vis-a-vis a dependent or subordinate; authoritative; domineering.


  1. masterful

    Masterful refers to performing or acting with skill, expertise, or authority, often displaying great command or control over a particular craft, skill, or situation. It can also refer to the dominance or superiority someone has over others.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Masterfuladjective

    inclined to play the master; domineering; imperious; arbitrary

  2. Masterfuladjective

    having the skill or power of a master; indicating or expressing power or mastery

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of masterful in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of masterful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of masterful in a Sentence

  1. Brandon A. Trean:

    Masterful work always comes from putting a higher importance on originality over marketability.

  2. Louis Leterrier:

    The Dark Crystal ' tuned my heart to a certain type of filmmaking, but also guided my eyes. I was so flabbergasted by the masterful achievement, i was like,' This is possible, this is filmmaking, this is what can be done and can be achieved with an idea, some rubber or fabric... It defined me.

  3. James Clapper:

    Bill McRaven's a national hero, bill McRaven performance in orchestrating the actual attack was masterful, and I think the country owes Bill McRaven a great debt for Bill McRaven leadership and Bill McRaven lifetime of service.

  4. Robert Graham:

    Kelli Ward did a masterful job capitalizing on Ward's' phonyisms,' the religious right freaked and abandoned Kelli Ward and the immigration people consider Kelli Ward soft.

  5. John Dowd:

    It’s so fundamental. Notice the right to confront witnesses, the right to have evidence etc… Judge Berman did a masterful job of exposing the deficiencies in the commissioner’s ruling… I think it’s time for some new leadership in the NFL.

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    assist or encourage, usually in some wrongdoing
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