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Definition of skilled adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1having enough ability, experience, and knowledge to be able to do something well a skilled engineer/negotiator/craftsman a shortage of skilled labor (= people who have had training in a skill) skilled in/at something/doing something She is highly skilled at dealing with difficult customers.
  2. 2(of a job) needing special abilities or training synonym expert Furniture-making is very skilled work. opposite unskilled
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: skilled

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