What does the word skilful mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Showing or requiring skill. skillful.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Skilfully.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Skilfulness.

Usage examples for skilful

  1. The knot was loosened with a skilful touch, and the face of Mrs. Ballantree MacDonald was revealed. – The Heather-Moon by 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 by 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 by Plato