Part of speech: adjective

Having skill; clever; able.

Part of speech: adjective

Showing or requiring skill. skillful.

Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


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Usage examples "skilful":

  1. The knot was loosened with a skilful touch, and the face of Mrs. Ballantree MacDonald was revealed. - "The Heather-Moon", C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson.
  2. The very air he breathes frequently incites him to criminal deeds, and practice makes him skilful and expert. - "Notes of an Itinerant Policeman", Josiah Flynt.
  3. Skilful speakers they are, and impart their skill to any who is willing to make kings of them and to bring gifts to them. - "Phaedrus", Plato.