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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 skill·ful /ˈskɪlfəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Skill·ful a.
 1. Discerning; reasonable; judicious; cunning. [Obs.] “Of skillful judgment.”
 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.
    And they shall call the husbandman to mourning, and such as are skillful of lamentations to wailing.   --Amos v. 16.
 Syn: -- Expert; skilled; dexterous; adept; masterly; adroit; clever; cunning.
 -- Skill*ful*ly, adv. -- Skill*ful*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude; "adept
             in handicrafts"; "an adept juggler"; "an expert job";
             "a good mechanic"; "a practiced marksman"; "a
             proficient engineer"; "a lesser-known but no less
             skillful composer"; "the effect was achieved by
             skillful retouching" [syn: adept, expert, good,
             practiced, proficient, skilful]
      2: done with delicacy and skill; "a nice bit of craft"; "a job
         requiring nice measurements with a micrometer"; "a nice
         shot" [syn: nice]