skilled

Anyone skilled has special abilities. A skilled mechanic from the future might build a flying car. Then a skilled rapper can write a cool song about it.

A skill is a well-earned talent, like being able to ride a bike, write a script, or spin a basketball on your finger. If you have skills, you're skilled! Congratulations. Being skilled in something usually requires practice. A skilled politician wins elections. A skilled hitter in baseball has a high batting average. A highly skilled job is one that requires special training. The opposite of skilled is unskilled, which would apply to someone without a particular talent.

Definitions of skilled
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adj having or showing or requiring special skill

“only the most skilled gymnasts make an Olympic team”
“a skilled surgeon has many years of training and experience”
“a skilled reconstruction of her damaged elbow”
“a skilled trade”
Synonyms:
competent
properly or sufficiently qualified or capable or efficient
experienced, experient
having experience; having knowledge or skill from observation or participation
accomplished, complete
highly skilled
adept, expert, good, practiced, proficient, skilful, skillful
having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude
arch
expert in skulduggery
ball-hawking
used of a player skilled in stealing the ball or robbing a batter of a hit
consummate, masterful, masterly, virtuoso
having or revealing supreme mastery or skill
delicate
marked by great skill especially in meticulous technique
hot
performed or performing with unusually great skill and daring and energy
mean
excellent
sure-handed
proficient and confident in performance
expert, technical
of or relating to or requiring special knowledge to be understood
versatile
competent in many areas and able to turn with ease from one thing to another
Antonyms:
unskilled
not having or showing or requiring special skill or proficiency
incompetent
not qualified or suited for a purpose
inexperienced, inexperient
lacking practical experience or training
artless
showing lack of art
botchy, butcherly, unskillful
poorly done
botched, bungled
spoiled through incompetence or clumsiness
bungling, clumsy, fumbling, incompetent
showing lack of skill or aptitude
crude, rough
not carefully or expertly made
hopeless
of a person unable to do something skillfully
humble, lowly, menial
used of unskilled work (especially domestic work)
lubberly
clumsy and unskilled
out of practice, rusty
impaired in skill by neglect
semiskilled
possessing or requiring limited skills
weak
deficient or lacking in some skill
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