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Definition of "skilful" []

  • Chiefly British Variant of skillful. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "skilful" in a sentence
  • "Thus, in the phrase, A skilful artist, you know the adjective _skilful_ is in the positive degree; but, by placing the adverb _more_ before the adjective, we increase the degree of quality denoted by the adjective to the comparative; as, A _more_ skilful artist: and _most_ renders it superlative; as, A _most_ skilful artist."
  • "By fair means, or foul -- he himself ignored the last word and would have substituted the term skilful for it -- Pemberton Bryce meant to have Mary"
  • "CPDM militants in Bafanji, Balikumbat Subdivision, have praised President Paul Biya, who is Chairman of the party, for what they described as his skilful handling of the Bakassi crisis."