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Skillful is sometimes a misspelling of skilfully.

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Definition of the adjective skillful

What does skillful mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more skillful / most skillful

  1. having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude
  2. done with delicacy and skill

Alternative definition of the adjective skillful


  1. Possessing skill.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for skillful

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Google previewDivorcing (1990)

The Complete Guide for Men and Women by Melvin Belli, Mel Krantzler, Christopher S. Taylor

Being skillful means You and Your Children.

Google previewThe Kentucky Judicial Dictionary (1916)

Being a Compilation of All Words, Phrases and Maxims which Have Been Defined, Construed, Interpreted Or Applied in Reported Kentucky Cases, and in Kentucky Constitution, Statutes and Codes of Practice by Fred P. Caldwell

SKILLFUL. — An instruction using the word "skillful," defining ordinary care and negligence, was not objectionable in an action to recover for injuries sustained by a falling telephone pole, the business of operating a franchise along a highway ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Choctaw Language (1915)

by Cyrus Byington

anaksholi singer, a skillful; ...

Google previewThe Doubleday Roget's Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (2009)

by Sidney L. Landau

physically skillful: adroit, skillful, dexterous, nimble...

Google previewWebster's International Dictionary (1892)

by Noah Webster

Skillful (-ful), a. Possessed of skill ; dexterous ; masterly ; adroit ; clever. — Skillful-ly, adv. — Skillful-nest, n. Skil'let (skTllSt), n. A small kettle or boiler.

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Men make history, and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better. (Harry Truman)
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Scrabble value of S1K5I1L1L1F4U1L1

The value of this 8-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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