- adjective1. 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• 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
* * *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.