Skilful \Skil"ful\, a. See {Skilful}. [1913 Webster]

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  • skilful — skilful, skilled 1. Skilful is spelt in this way in BrE, and usually skillful in AmE. 2. Skilled is the word to use when referring to types of work (also semi skilled, unskilled), and is classificatory in function, whereas skilful is evaluative… …   Modern English usage

  • skilful — (also chiefly N. Amer. skillful) ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having or showing skill. DERIVATIVES skilfully adverb skilfulness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • skilful — [skil′fəl] adj. chiefly Brit. sp. of SKILLFUL skilfully adv. skilfulness n …   English World dictionary

  • skilful — adj. BE; AE spelling: skillful skilful at, in; with (skilful at tying knots; skilful with one s hands) * * * [ skɪlf(ə)l] in with (skilful at tying knots; skilful with one s hands) skilful at …   Combinatory dictionary

  • skilful — skil|ful BrE skillful AmE [ˈskılfəl] adj 1.) good at doing something, especially something that needs special ability or training ▪ a skilful footballer skilful at (doing) sth ▪ After a few years, he became very skilful at drawing. 2.) made or… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • skilful — (BrE) (AmE skillful) adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ become ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very, etc …   Collocations dictionary

  • skilful — [[t]skɪ̱lfʊl[/t]] ADJ GRADED Someone who is skilful at something does it very well. He is widely regarded as Hungary s most skilful politician. ...Rembrandt s skilful use of light and shade. Derived words: skilfully ADV GRADED ADV with v He had a …   English dictionary

  • skilful — BrE usually skillful AmE adjective 1 good at doing something, especially something that needs special ability or training: a skillful team player 2 made or done very well and cleverly: her skilful handling of a difficult problem | the skilful use …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • skilful */ — UK [ˈskɪlf(ə)l] / US [ˈskɪlfəl] adjective 1) very good at doing something that involves special ability or training He is a skilful and experienced negotiator. 2) done with great skill her skilful use of colour Derived word: skilfully UK / US… …   English dictionary

  • skilful — [ˈskɪlf(ə)l] adj showing a lot of skill a skilful negotiator[/ex] her skilful use of colour[/ex] skilfully adv …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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