adept

Are you looking for another word to describe a person who is highly skilled, very proficient or expert at something? Try the adjective adept!

In the days of Medieval Latin, an adeptus was a person who had learned the secrets of alchemy. Although an adept person today cannot turn lead into gold, the adjective is still high praise meaning "skilled, expert, highly proficient."

Definitions of adept
  1. adjective
    having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude
    adept in handicrafts”
    “an adept juggler”
    synonyms: expert, good, practiced, proficient, skilful, skillful
    skilled
    having or showing or requiring special skill
  2. noun
    someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    synonyms: ace, champion, genius, hotshot, maven, mavin, sensation, star, superstar, virtuoso, whiz, whizz, wiz, wizard
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    types:
    track star
    a star runner
    type of:
    expert
    a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
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