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adept | adeptness | adeptly

adept adeptness adeptly
having skill or ability at something
  • How to Memorize
    • adept - skilled
  • Analysis

    To be ‘adept’ at something means to be very proficient and accomplished at it. Unlike other similar words, ‘adept’ does not just denote great knowledge and experience in something, it also implies a special aptitude that somebody may naturally have. Typically used in a positive context, though people may also be adept at things that are harmful.

  • Exam DBSpoken DBOther
    Synonymsadroitproficient, accomplished,
    Antonymsclumsy, incompetent, incapable,
  • Example(s)
    1. I’m putting David in charge of the negotiations. He’s pretty adept at getting deals over the line.

    2. My adeptness at fixing computers and software issues means that I always have a steady stream of work coming in.

    3. Even though it was her first week, Sarah handled the mix-up with the suppliers so adeptly you’d think she had been working in the industry for years!