What does skillful mean?

Definitions for skillful
ˈskɪl fəlskill·ful

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. adept, expert, good, practiced, proficient, skillful, skilfuladjective

    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"

  2. nice, skillfuladjective

    done with delicacy and skill

    "a nice bit of craft"; "a job requiring nice measurements with a micrometer"; "a nice shot"

Wiktionary

  1. skillfuladjective

    Possessing skill.

  2. Etymology: From skilful, skylfull, scelvol, equivalent to.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Skillfuladjective

    discerning; reasonable; judicious; cunning

  2. Skillfuladjective

    possessed of, or displaying, skill; knowing and ready; expert; well-versed; able in management; as, a skillful mechanic; -- often followed by at, in, or of; as, skillful at the organ; skillful in drawing

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of skillful in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of skillful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of skillful in a Sentence

  1. LtGen Adolf Galland, Luftwaffe:

    Their element is to attack, to track, to hunt, and to destroy the enemy. Only in this way can the eager and skillful fighter pilot display his ability. Tie him to a narrow and confined task, rob him of his initiative, and you take away from him the best and most valuable qualities he posses: aggressive spirit, joy of action, and the passion of the hunter.

  2. Author Unknown:

    A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner, neither do uninterrupted prosperity and success qualify for usefulness and happiness. The storms of adversity, like those of the ocean, rouse the faculties, and excite the invention, prudence, skill and fortitude or the voyager. The martyrs of ancient times, in bracing their minds to outward calamities, acquired a loftiness of purpose and a moral heroism worth a lifetime of softness and security.

  3. Glenn Levine:

    Often we let our mind quickly react to something before we've truly had time to allow our higher levels of cognitive functioning, our prefrontal cortex, to weigh in, we want to pause, ponder and digest this, and take a couple seconds to decide what is the most skillful way to react.

  4. Marco A. Almazan:

    The truly skillful politician is one who, when he comes to a fork in the road, goes both ways.

  5. Eric Hoffer:

    The real persuaders are our appetites, our fears and above all our vanity. The skillful propagandist stirs and coaches these internal persuaders.

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