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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Skillful  \Skill"ful\,  a.  [Written  also  skilful.] 
  1.  Discerning;  reasonable;  judicious;  cunning.  [Obs.]  ``Of 
  skillful  judgment.''  --Chaucer. 
 
  2.  Possessed  of  or  displaying,  skill;  knowing  and  ready; 
  expert;  well-versed;  able  in  management;  as  a  skillful 
  mechanic;  --  often  followed  by  at  in  or  of  as  skillful 
  at  the  organ;  skillful  in  drawing. 
 
  And  they  shall  call  the  husbandman  to  mourning,  and 
  such  as  are  skillful  of  lamentations  to  wailing. 
  --Amos  v.  16. 
 
  Syn:  Expert;  skilled;  dexterous;  adept;  masterly;  adroit; 
  clever;  cunning.  --  {Skill"ful*ly},  adv  -- 
  {Skill"ful*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  skillful 
  adj  1:  having  or  showing  knowledge  and  skill  and  aptitude;  "adept 
  in  handicrafts";  "an  adept  juggler";  "an  expert  job"; 
  "a  good  mechanic";  "a  practiced  marksman";  "a 
  proficient  engineer";  "a  lesser-known  but  no  less 
  skillful  composer";  "the  effect  was  achieved  by 
  skillful  retouching"  [syn:  {adept},  {expert},  {good}, 
  {practiced},  {proficient},  {skilful}] 
  2:  done  with  delicacy  and  skill;  "a  nice  bit  of  craft";  "a  job 
  requiring  nice  measurements  with  a  micrometer";  "a  nice 
  shot"  [syn:  {nice}] 




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