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Skilful and able - thesaurus

Synonyms

able

adjective

intelligent or good at doing something

capable

adjective

able to do something

professional

adjective

showing a high level of skill or training

brilliant

adjective

very skilful, impressive, or successful

better

adjective

more skilful

good

adjective

able to do something well

capable

adjective

very good at doing a job

born

adjective

used for emphasizing that someone has a natural ability to do something well or to behave in a certain way

good

adjective

able to deal with someone or something well, or able to use something well

expert

adjective

showing special skill or knowledge

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ably

adverb

very well or very skilfully

accomplished

adjective

good at doing something that needs a lot of skill, for example in art, music, or sport

accurate

adjective

able to do something in an exact way, without making a mistake

ace

adjective

informal very skilful

adept

adjective

skilful at doing something

adroit

adjective

formal clever or skilful

all-round

adjective

British good at doing a lot of different things, especially in sport. The American word is all-around

armed

adjective

having useful or impressive equipment, information etc

artistic

adjective

skilful at drawing, painting etc

bionic

adjective

humorous able to do things that other people cannot do

clever

adjective

good at doing something

clinical

adjective

mainly journalism very skilful and effective

competent

adjective

capable of doing something in a satisfactory or effective way

consummate

adjective

formal showing great skill at doing something

crack

adjective

very skilful, especially as a result of being trained well

deft

adjective

deft movements are made quickly and with skill

deft

adjective

moving quickly and with skill

delicate

adjective

moving with care and skill

dexterous

adjective

able to use your hands skilfully

equal to

formal having the ability and determination needed to do something difficult

experienced

adjective

someone who is experienced has skill at something because they have done it a lot

extraordinaire

adjective

often humorous used for describing someone who is very good at doing something

finely

adverb

with the great care and skill that is needed to produce something excellent

gifted

adjective

with an impressive natural ability

great

adjective

able to deal with certain people very well

great

adjective

informal able to do something very well

handily

adverb

in a skilful way

handy

adjective

good at doing or making things with your hands

high-class

adjective

very good in ability

hot

adjective

very skilful

inclined

adjective

someone who is technically inclined, musically inclined etc is good at or interested in technical work, music etc

in rare/top etc form

behaving or performing in a way that is especially clever, skilful, amusing etc

inspirational

adjective

extremely good or skilful

manipulative

adjective

relating to the skilful handling, controlling, or use of something such as a machine

masterful

adjective

skilled at controlling people and situations

mean

adjective

informal excellent, or skilful

nifty

adjective

informal quick and skilful

not just a pretty face

used for emphasizing that someone is intelligent or skilful as well as being attractive

polished

adjective

confident and skilled at doing something

practical

adjective

able to make repairs or do things with your hands in a skilful way

practiced

the American spelling of practised

practised

adjective

skilful in something as a result of experience

professionally

adverb

in a skilful way

proficient

adjective

very skilful at something that you have learned

skilful

adjective

very good at doing something that involves special ability or training

skilled

adjective

having the ability and experience to do something well

skillful

the American spelling of skilful

specialized

adjective

concentrating on a particular subject

street

adjective

informal used to living in big cities and dealing with difficult situations that happen there

street-smart

adjective

mainly American streetwise

streetwise

adjective

able to deal with difficult or dangerous situations that you often find in cities. The usual American word is street-smart.

strong

adjective

good at doing or understanding something

strong

adjective

used about things that you are good at

sweetly

adverb

skilfully and accurately

talented

adjective

someone who is talented is very good at something

technical

adjective

relating to the skills needed to do a particular activity, especially in sport or art

technically

adverb

in a way that involves or shows skill in doing something

trained

adjective

someone who is trained for a profession or job has all the necessary skills and qualifications

transliterate

adjective

able to read, write and communicate in a variety of ways, using printed material, electronic documents, the Internet, mobile phone texting, etc.

up to something

well enough, strong enough, or good enough to do something

useful

adjective

Britishinformal good, or skilful

versatile

adjective

having a wide range of different skills and abilities

veteran

adjective

very experienced and skilled in a particular activity

with the best of them

used for saying that someone is as skilful as the most successful players, performers etc

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