1. Having inherent physical or mental ability or capacity; .
2. Have the skills and qualifications to do things well; SYN. capable.
3. Having a strong healthy body; SYN. able-bodied.
4. (Usually followed by 'to') Having the necessary means or skill or know-how or authority to do something
Thoroughly proficient; expert
Having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude
ETYM French adroit; ŕ (Latin ad) = droit straight, right, from Latin directus, p. p. of dirigere. Related to Direct.
1. Quick or skillful or adept in action or thought.
2. Skillful (or showing skill) in adapting means to ends; SYN. clever, ingenious.
Produced as an artistic effort or for decorative purposes
ETYM From Art.
Marked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft.
(French) To the point; fully competent; fully informed; socially correct
1. Clever, shrewd; also; prudent
2. (chiefly Scottish) Careful, steady; also; restrained; quiet, snug
ETYM Origin uncertain. Related to Old Eng. cliver eager, AS. clyfer (in comp.) cloven; or clifer a claw, perh. connected with Eng. cleave to divide, split, the meaning of Eng. clever perh. coming from the idea of grasping, seizing (with the mind).
Showing inventiveness and skill; SYN. cunning, ingenious.
ETYM AS. craeftig.
Marked by skill in deception; SYN. cunning, dodgy, foxy, guileful, knavish, slick, sly, tricksy, tricky, wily.
ETYM AS. cunnan to know, to be able. Related to Con, Can.
Attractive especially by means of smallness or prettiness or quaintness; SYN. cute.
ETYM Old Fren. curios, curius, French curieux, Latin curiosus careful, inquisitive, from cura care. Related to Cure.
1. Beyond or deviating from the usual or expected; SYN. funny, odd, peculiar, queer, rum, rummy, singular.
2. Eager to investigate and learn or learn more (sometimes about others' concerns); SYN. inquisitive, interested.
3. Having curiosity aroused; eagerly interested in learning more.
ETYM An abbrev. of acute.
Obviously contrived to charm; SYN. precious.
ETYM Old Eng. daft, deft, becoming, mild, gentle, stupid (cf. Old Eng. daffe, deffe, fool, coward), AS. daeft (in derivatives only) mild, gentle, fitting, seasonable; akin to dafen, gedafen, becoming, fit, Goth. gadaban to be fit. Related to Daft, Daff, Dapper.
1. Quick and skillful in movement.
2. Skillful in physical movements; especially of the hands; SYN. dexterous, dextrous.
ETYM Latin dexter. Related to Dexter.
1. Ready and expert in the use of the body and limbs; skillful and active with the hands; handy; ready.
2. Skillful in contrivance; quick at inventing expedients; expert.
1. Not airtight; fills with drafts of air.
2. Pertaining to a draft, or current of air.
ETYM French expert, Latin expertus, p. p. of experiri to try. Related to Experience.
Having or showing great skill or knowledge or special training as expected of a professional.
ETYM Latin facilis, prop., capable of being done or made, hence, facile, easy, from facere to make, do: cf. French facile. Srr Fact, Faculty.
Arrived at without due care or effort; lacking depth.
(British informal) Not to be deceived or hoodwinked.
1. Easy to use.
2. Skillful with the hands.
ETYM Old Eng. knowlage, knowlege, knowleche, knawleche. The last part is the Icel. suffix -leikr, forming abstract nouns, orig. the same as Icel. leikr game, play, sport, akin to as. lâc, Goth. laiks dance. Related to Know, Lake, Lark a frolic.
1. The condition of knowing.
2. The breadth of one's understanding.
3. Learning in general.
4. Sexual intercourse; carnal knowledge.
Awareness of or familiarity with something or someone, or confidence in the accuracy of a fact or other information. Knowledge is often defined as justified true belief, although philosophers dispute what would count as justification here, and some philosophers have argued that knowledge does not involve but replaces belief. The philosophy of knowledge is epistemology.
For Plato, knowledge is of the Forms, or universals, whereas belief is of changing, material things. For English philosopher John Locke, knowledge is “the perception of the agreement or disagreement of two ideas”. French mathematician René Descartes thought his “cogito ergo sum”/“I think, therefore I am” was an item of certain knowledge. English philosopher Gilbert Ryle contrasts knowing how and knowing that: moral knowledge is knowing how to behave, whereas factual knowledge is knowing that something is the case.
1. Clean or orderly.
2. Free from what is tawdry or unbecoming; SYN. refined, tasteful.
3. Showing care in execution.
4. Without water; SYN. straight, full-strength.
ETYM Latin politicus political, Greek, belonging to the citizens or to the state, from polis city: cf. French politique. Related to Police, ePolitical.
1. Marked by artful prudence, expedience, and shrewdness.
2. Smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication.
3. Wise, prudent, expedient; artful, devious; shrewd.
1. Experienced, skilled
2. Learned by practice
Capable; able; skilled, well advanced in an art, occupation, or branch of knowledge
Sinonimi: sharp-worded | tart
1. Having or made by a thin edge or sharp point; suitable for cutting or piercing
2. Keenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or point
3. Quick and forceful
4. Very sudden and in great amount or degree
5. Harsh; SYN. sharp-worded, tart.
6. (Music) Raised in pitch by one chromatic semitone
Chiefly British variant of skillful
Having or showing or requiring special skill
ETYM Written also skilful.
1. Having, or displaying, skill; able in management.
2. Discerning; reasonable; judicious; cunning.
1. Having or appealing to those having worldly knowledge and refinement and savoir faire
2. Intellectually appealing
3. Marked by wide-ranging knowledge and appreciation of many parts of the world arising from urban life and wide travel
1. Experienced, practiced
Thoroughly acquainted with and skilled in something through study or experience; SYN. knowledgeable.
Cunning, tricky, decep
Full of wiles, tricks, or stratagems; mischievously artful.
Novost, glas, novina.
1. A formal public statement; SYN. proclamation, annunciation, promulgation.
2. A statement about something that is happening or going to happen.
1. A light gentle wind; a wind of from 4 to 31 miles (6 to 50 kilometers) an hour
2. Something easily done; cinch
3. Residue from the making of coke or charcoal
4. A slight wind (usually refreshing); SYN. zephyr, gentle wind, air.
1. A communication (usually brief) that is written or spoken or signaled
2. What a communication that is about something is about; SYN. content, subject matter, substance.
1. Information reported in a newspaper or news magazine
2. New information about specific and timely events; SYN. intelligence, tidings, word.
3. New information of any kind
ETYM French, from Latin notitia a being known, knowledge, from noscere, notum, to know. Related to Know.
1. A short critical review.
2. Advance notification of the intention to withdraw from an arrangement or contract.
3. An announcement containing information about a future event.
4. Polite or favorable attention.
5. The act of noticing or paying attention; SYN. observation, observance.
ETYM Cf. French notification. Related to Notify.
1. The act or an instance of notifying.
2. A written or printed matter that gives notice.
3. A request for payment; SYN. notice.
ETYM as. talu number, speech, narrative; akin to Dutch taal speech, language, German zahl number, Old High Germ. zala, Icel. tal, tala, number, speech, Swed. tal, Dan. tal number, tale speech, Goth. talzjan to instruct. Related to Tell, Toll a tax, also Talk.
Story; a narrative with a moral.