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Expert, typically as the result of much experience.‘admiring the dress with a practised eye’‘the waiter was practised at disrupting moments of intimacy’
expert, experienced, seasoned, skilled, skilful, accomplished, proficient, talented, able, capable, adept, adroit, consummate, master, masterly, veteranView synonyms
- ‘From such early beginnings she has developed a practised eye for what will sell.’
- ‘It provides complex sensations that let practiced users tunnel through multiple menus without looking at the display.’
- ‘Like a practised wine taster, she swilled the dark liquid around in her mouth then swallowed.’
- ‘The thief was as thin as a willow branch and cut open the bulging purses with the ease and dexterity of a practiced and experienced thief.’
- ‘This shows us the tremendous speed that comes with a technique applied by a skilled and practiced man functioning at an unconscious competence level.’
- ‘He knew this was a very practiced and trained crew of men.’
- ‘The public service role of television news at the time of a major accident is fairly obvious and the private news channels now slip into it in a practised way.’
- ‘I continue to believe that foxes must be controlled and that this is best served by the practiced and experienced gamekeeper and farmer.’
- ‘Together these two men have a ton of movie and television experience and they move with the practiced ease of true professionals.’
- ‘After all, the amateur investigator is bound to make mistakes, and needs the corrective hand of those who have continuous experience and a practiced skill.’
- ‘He is a practised master at the art of schmoozing the media.’
- ‘The gags almost seem muted by the technical proficiency of a practiced master of cinema.’
- ‘There were none of the self-conscious, practiced movements of veterans of the catwalk.’
- ‘Each approaches the material with the practiced ease of a veteran, and the result is a pair of three-dimensional characters.’
- ‘At school I was quite the womaniser, sending and receiving Valentine's cards with the practised air of a seasoned gigolo.’
- ‘A practiced knitter might be able to add to these observations.’
- ‘Just as he's an expert guide through the between-spaces of the city, so he's a practised navigator through different psychic spaces.’
- ‘Then, with the practiced thoroughness of an experienced computer hacker, she created and deployed a stealth-virus program.’
- ‘She wants to gall her rival and does it with malicious and practised expertise.’
- ‘At first glance the crevice seemed natural, but then his skilled eye noted that it was just too neat and had been carefully hewn by practiced, adept hands.’
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