What does skillful mean?

Definitions for skillful
ˈskɪl fəlskill·ful

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. adept, expert, good, practiced, proficient, skillful, skilful(adj)

    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, skillful(adj)

    done with delicacy and skill

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

Wiktionary

  1. skillful(Adjective)

    Possessing skill.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Skillful(adj)

    discerning; reasonable; judicious; cunning

  2. Skillful(adj)

    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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How to say skillful in sign language?

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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. Harry S Truman:

    Men make history, and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.

  2. Ross Baker:

    In the face of what can seem to be a very steep climb for the Republicans you really have to look at each individual race and ask yourself about the vulnerability of each of those candidates, these Republicans are pretty skillful politicians. I don't see Kelly Ayotte as a particularly easy mark for the Democrats.

  3. Jeremy Kudon:

    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.

  4. Claude Lévi-Strauss:

    The musical emotion springs precisely from the fact that at each moment the composer withholds or adds more or less than the listener anticipates on the basis of a pattern that he thinks he can guess, but that he is incapable of wholly divining. If the composer withholds more than we anticipate, we experience a delicious falling sensation; we feel we have been torn from a stable point on the musical ladder and thrust into the void. When the composer withholds less, the opposite occurs: he forces us to perform gymnastic exercises more skillful than our own.

  5. Jeremy Kudon:

    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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