1. having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude (Freq. 1)

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, ↑proficient, ↑skillful, ↑skilful
Similar to: ↑skilled
Derivationally related forms: ↑skillfulness (for: ↑skillful), ↑proficiency (for: ↑proficient), ↑expertness (for: ↑expert), ↑adept (for: ↑adept), ↑adeptness (for: ↑adept)
2. skillful after much practice
Syn: ↑practised
Similar to: ↑experienced, ↑experient

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(US) (or Brit practised ) adj
1 : good at doing something because you have done it many times

a practiced chef

Only a few of the dancers are practiced in traditional ballet.

The diamonds may look identical to you and me, but to a practiced eye [=someone who has a lot of knowledge and experience with diamonds], one is obviously a fake.

2 always used before a noun : learned by doing something again and again

He split the log with practiced skill.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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