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Definition of "skillful" [skill•ful]

  • Possessing or exercising skill; expert. See Synonyms at proficient. (adjective)
  • Characterized by, exhibiting, or requiring skill. (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 "skillful" in a sentence
  • "So skillful is this manipulation that, despite the deliberate poverty of means in the novel's construction, Our Horses in Egypt still tells an affecting story, both in the half concerning Griselda's finally hopeless effort to bring Philomena back alive and in that focusing on the Palestine campaign."
  • "The survey is entitled ranking of unexpected traits in skillful people, suggesting what habits people would not expect to see in successful employees."
  • "'And while the harmonious arrangement of the skillful is marvellous, the jumble made by the unskilled is grotesque.'"