Definition of skilful adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    (especially US English skillful) adjective
    BrE BrE//ˈskɪlfl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈskɪlfl//
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  1. 1  (of a person) good at doing something, especially something that needs a particular ability or special training synonym accomplished a skilful player/performer/teacher
  2. 2  made or done very well synonym professional Thanks to her skilful handling of the affair, the problem was averted.
  3. Extra examples I became skilful at drawing. highly skilful in his tactics As Foreign Secretary he proved to be a skilful diplomat. Everyone admired her skilful handling of the affair. Most of the local boatmen are extremely skilful. Much of the regime’s power resulted from their skilful use of the mass media.
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