Part of speech: adjective

Like or befitting a master.

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Usage examples "masterly":

  1. That Townsend was a masterly letter- writer this account of him will, I feel, have already suggested. - "The Adventure of Living", John St. Loe Strachey.
  2. Although the thought of the book of Job is profound, and it deals in a masterly manner with a fundamental human problem, it is more than a mere philosophical discussion. - "The Makers and Teachers of Judaism", Charles Foster Kent.
  3. General Washington, seeing the inevitable result, made a masterly retreat with the whole garrison across the sound to New York during the night, favoured by calm weather and a thick fog. - "Hurricane Hurry", W.H.G. Kingston.