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1Highly trained or skilled.‘an accomplished pianist’
expert, skilled, skilful, masterly, virtuoso, master, consummate, proficient, talented, gifted, adept, adroit, deft, dexterous, able, good, competent, capable, efficient, experienced, seasoned, trained, practised, professional, polished, well versed, versed, smart, clever, ingenious, ready, apt, handy, artfulView synonyms
- ‘It is a polished film by an accomplished director, able to hold its own on the international stage.’
- ‘The 12 th marquis was an accomplished jazz pianist and his elder son likes to chill out with his guitar.’
- ‘As for the band, it would be hard to find praise enough for these seasoned and accomplished musicians.’
- ‘Harry is better known for his talents as an accomplished flute player.’
- ‘The classes are suitable for everyone from the complete beginner to the accomplished artist.’
- ‘An accomplished pianist, Edward Said wrote some of the most surprising and sharp essays on music.’
- ‘For the newcomer proved himself to be a capable surgeon and an accomplished physician.’
- ‘This interest was shared with his wife Vera, also an accomplished pianist.’
- ‘Then this more theoretical work led him to become a very accomplished experimental scientist.’
- ‘This is Argento's first shot at directing in English and it's clear that she has an accomplished eye and a fine visual sense.’
- ‘Dave, who portrays the role of John, is a seasoned and accomplished theatrical performer.’
- ‘An accomplished musician, she was a fine horsewoman and took a very keen interest in agricultural matters.’
- ‘Hugh is one of this country's finest song-writing talents and accomplished live performers.’
- ‘By the age of 13 he had written an opera (now lost) and was becoming an accomplished pianist.’
- ‘Claire is an accomplished pianist while Carthage plays clarinet, piano, flute and guitar.’
- ‘An accomplished classical pianist and a double first in Maths Physics, he was always a man apart.’
- ‘He was an accomplished pianist and chess player, winning the Heart of America Competition in 1955.’
- ‘Outside medicine he was an accomplished pianist and loved his garden and the nearby Lake District.’
- ‘What a waste of talent - such accomplished actors could bring so much more than these one-dimensional roles.’
- ‘Gillen is a capable and accomplished coach, but he has struggled to recruit at Virginia.’
- 1.1 Having a higher level of education than average and good social skills.
gifted, talented, virtuoso, genius, ingenious, masterly, inventive, creativeView synonyms
- ‘Not only is he an assured manager, he is accomplished, astute, admirably able.’
- ‘Even the way she favours her own girls rings completely true, as does the way she has raised them to be competitively accomplished.’
- ‘History is full of truly accomplished people who have expertise in many subjects.’
- ‘He is tall, handsome, accomplished and, most worrying of all, Oxford educated.’
- ‘Less accomplished students are able to work with an educational assistant.’
- ‘It was skill she believed that accomplished young women should possess.’
- ‘These are some of the most intellectually accomplished Indian women of our time.’
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