Definition of skilful in English:

skilful

(North American skillful)

adjective

  • Having or showing skill:

    ‘a skilful midfielder’
    • ‘We also have to remember that many intelligence officers are trained to be skillful liars.’
    • ‘Brocklebank is big, strong, experienced and skilful, so his success was not unexpected.’
    • ‘You are brilliant, active and skillful in professional ventures and gain repute in your field of activity.’
    • ‘He is rich, gifted, and skillful and is ready to discuss his emotions in detail.’
    • ‘Do I beat my current boss and my potential future bosses to not only look good and competitive but skillful too?’
    • ‘However, our native driver Alhamdullilah, was skillful and experienced in desert driving.’
    • ‘For thousands of years, this has been admired as the most skillful accomplishment in war.’
    • ‘Yes, they might very well be skillful and well trained, but she doesn't know that.’
    • ‘He is very smart and politically skillful, and his time as prime minister was very productive.’
    • ‘He was also a robust, competitive and skillful GAA player in both hurling and football.’
    • ‘They have been playing together for a long time, have a lot of experience and are a skilful side.’
    • ‘This example of a Rococo clock shows just how skillful master wood carvers were at that time.’
    • ‘Not only is he a brilliantly skillful footballer, he is also captain and leader of this Czech side.’
    • ‘Gazan became known as a skilful commander, capable of taking advantage of the most difficult situations.’
    • ‘There are not enough skilful, experienced cyclists on Britain's roads, however.’
    • ‘The Romans learned the practice from the Carthaginians and quickly became very efficient and skillful at it.’
    • ‘He gives Meade a full and fair hearing, pronouncing him competent if not overly skillful.’
    • ‘You need to be able to show you were as skillful and competent with a gun as the average cop.’
    • ‘Another quality needed in the practice of Dharma is skillful means.’
    • ‘In order to change this situation, Buddhism introduces the skillful means of meditation practice.’
    expert, accomplished, skilled, masterly, virtuoso, master, consummate, proficient, talented, gifted, adept, adroit, deft, dexterous, able, good, competent, capable, efficient, experienced, trained, practised, professional, polished, well versed, versed, smart, clever, ingenious, brilliant, ready, apt, handy, artful
    great, mean, wicked, nifty, crack, ace, wizard, genius
    a dab hand at
    crackerjack
    shit-hot
    compleat
    habile
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Pronunciation:

skilful

/ˈskɪlfʊl/