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.
n : the state of being cognitively skillful [ant: unskillfulness]