Definition of "proficient" []

  • Having or marked by an advanced degree of competence, as in an art, vocation, profession, or branch of learning. (adjective)
  • An expert; an adept. (noun)
  • Having great facility (in an art, occupation, etc); skilled (adjective)

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Use "proficient" in a sentence
  • "You need to PRACTICE with any type of hunting device to remain proficient that's just simple hunter ethics."
  • "How proficient is Joseph at this stage of his career?"
  • "That, and the fact that the Celtics weren't as proficient from the three-point line as they were in the quarterfinal win over Indiana."