Definitions for skillful
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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"
done with delicacy and skill
"a nice bit of craft"; "a job requiring nice measurements with a micrometer"; "a nice shot"
Etymology: From skilful, skylfull, scelvol, equivalent to.
A skill is the learned ability to act with determined results with good execution often within a given amount of time, energy, or both. Skills can often be divided into domain-general and domain-specific skills. For example, in the domain of work, some general skills would include time management, teamwork and leadership, self-motivation and others, whereas domain-specific skills would be used only for a certain job. Skill usually requires certain environmental stimuli and situations to assess the level of skill being shown and used. A skill may be called an art when it represents a body of knowledge or branch of learning, as in the art of medicine or the art of war. Although the arts are also skills, there are many skills that form an art but have no connection to the fine arts. People need a broad range of skills to contribute to the modern economy. A joint ASTD and U.S. Department of Labor study showed that through technology, the workplace is changing, and identified 16 basic skills that employees must have to be able to change with it. Three broad categories of skills are suggested and these are technical, human, and conceptual. The first two can be substituted with hard and soft skills, respectively.
Skillful refers to someone who has the ability, knowledge, expertise, or proficiency to perform a task or an action efficiently and effectively. It suggests competence or mastery in a particular field, activity, or art, often acquired through training, practice, or experience.
discerning; reasonable; judicious; cunning
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
The numerical value of skillful in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of skillful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
The feeble tremble before opinion, the foolish defy it, the wise judge it, the skillful direct it.
The truly skillful politician is one who, when he comes to a fork in the road, goes both ways.
Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.
The greater difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.
They're not like games of chance, where no matter how skillful the player is, winning or losing almost always comes down to luck — whether it's the spin of a wheel, the roll of the dice, or the turn of the cards.
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- بارع, حاذق, ماهرArabic
- hàbilCatalan, Valencian
- obratný, zručný, šikovný, dovednýCzech
- geschickt, gewandtGerman
- hábil, duchoSpanish
- abile, destro, pratico, esperto, provettoItalian
- 上手, 巧みな, 熟練, 得意Japanese
- veikls, izdarīgsLatvian
- vaardig, bedrevenDutch
- talentoso, hábilPortuguese
- ловкий, искусный, умелыйRussian
- చేయితిరిగిన, ఆరితేరినTelugu
- Khéo léoVietnamese
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