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Someone who is good at doing something - thesaurus

Synonyms

best

adjective

used for referring to the person who is the most skillful at doing something

master

noun

a man who is very good at something

queen

noun

a woman who does something very well

superman

noun

a man who has great abilities, skills, or strength

old hand

noun

someone who has been doing something for a long time and is very good at it

prodigy

noun

a young person who has a natural ability to do something extremely well

artist

noun

someone who shows a lot of skill in their work

exponent

noun

someone who is very good at a particular skill or activity and is an example to other people

maestro

noun

someone very skilled who people admire and respect a lot

past master

noun

someone who has a great deal of skill and experience in a particular activity

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ace

noun

informal someone who is very good at doing something

adept

noun

someone who is very skilled at doing something or who knows a lot about something

best

noun

the person who is the most skillful at doing something

class act

noun

American someone who has the natural ability to choose the best thing or behave in the most appropriate way in every situation

dab hand

noun

Britishinformal someone who is very good at something

demon

noun

someone who is extremely good at something

hotshot

noun

informal someone who is very good and successful at something, especially someone young

hot stuff

noun

informal someone who is very good at doing something

king

noun

a man who is the best at doing a particular thing

machine

noun

a person or animal that does something very effectively

natural

noun

someone whose skills and abilities suit a particular job or activity

talent

noun

a person or people with a natural ability for being good at a particular activity

technician

noun

someone who has the skills needed to do a particular activity well, especially in sports or art

virtuoso

noun

someone who is very good at a particular activity, especially playing a musical instrument

whiz

noun

informal someone who can do an activity very well

wizard

noun

someone who is very good at something

wunderkind

noun

mainly journalism a young person who is extremely good at something

young gun

noun

a young person who is good enough to be able to compete with older more experienced people

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