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Definition of Skillful


  1. Discerning; reasonable; judicious; cunning.
  2. Possessed of, or displaying, skill; knowing and ready; expert; well-versed; able in management; as, a skillful mechanic; -- often followed by at, in, or of; as, skillful at the organ; skillful in drawing.

Skillful Quotations

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 S Truman

The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.

It is not the ship so much as the skillful sailing that assures the prosperous voyage.
George William Curtis

Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempest.

I know how easy it is for one to stay well within moral, ethical, and legal bounds through the skillful use of words - and to thereby spin, sidestep, circumvent, or bend a truth completely out of shape. To that extent, we are all liars on numerous occasions.
Sidney Poitier
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Skillful Translations

skillful in Afrikaans is kunstig
skillful in Dutch is bekwaam, behendig, bedreven, handig
skillful in Finnish is taitava
skillful in French is habile, adroit
skillful in German is geschickt
skillful in Italian is lesto, sveglio, esperto
skillful in Latin is sollers, artificiosus
skillful in Swedish is skicklig
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