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Permitting an action to be performed:
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  1. Permitting an action to be performed:
  2. Having the ability required for a specific task or accomplishment; qualified:
  3. Having ability; able to do things well; skilled; competent
Permitting an action to be performed:
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  1. Permitting an action to be performed:
  2. Having ability; able to do things well; skilled; competent
  3. Having the ability required for a specific task or accomplishment; qualified:
Received as a gift:
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  1. Received as a gift:
  2. Revealing special talent:
  3. Endowed with great natural ability, intelligence, or talent:
Appealing to the intellect; intellectual:
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  1. Appealing to the intellect; intellectual:
  2. Showing sound judgment and rationality:
  3. Capable of some independent functioning because equipped with a microprocessor or computer
Marked by or exhibiting originality or inventiveness:
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  1. Marked by or exhibiting originality or inventiveness:
  2. (Obsolete) Having genius; brilliant.
  3. Made or done in a clever or original way
Handsome, convenient, nice, etc.
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  1. Handsome, convenient, nice, etc.
  2. Skilled at accomplishing things, especially with the hands:
  3. Mentally quick and original; bright:
Impertinent; insolent:
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  1. Impertinent; insolent:
  2. Amusingly clever; witty:
  3. Capable of making adjustments that resemble those resulting from human decisions, chiefly by means of electronic sensors and computer technology:
Happy; cheerful:
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  1. Happy; cheerful:
  2. Clear or brilliant in color or sound; vivid or intense
  3. Full of promise and hope; auspicious:
Careful and shrewd, especially where one's own interests are concerned.
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  1. Careful and shrewd, especially where one's own interests are concerned.
  2. Careful and shrewd in one's actions and dealings; clever and cautious
  3. (Northumbrian) Very or much.
Quick to learn or understand:
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  1. Quick to learn or understand:
  2. Exactly suitable; appropriate:
  3. (Archaic) Ready; prepared
Likely or about to do something:
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  1. Likely or about to do something:
  2. Mentally disposed; willing:
  3. Prepared or available for service, action, or progress:
Having worth, merit, or value:
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  1. Having worth, merit, or value:
  2. Having sufficient worth; deserving:
  3. Having enough worth or merit (for someone or something specified); meriting
Pertaining to an endowment, as with an endowed chair at a university.
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  1. Pertaining to an endowment, as with an endowed chair at a university.
Having or showing mental skill
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  1. Having or showing mental skill
  2. Done with dexterity:
  3. Having or showing skill in the use of the hands or body
Capable of making simple repairs to a house, an automobile, electrical appliances, etc.
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  1. Capable of making simple repairs to a house, an automobile, electrical appliances, etc.
  2. Easily used; saving time or work; convenient
  3. Easily or effectively used; convenient or useful:
Keen and lively
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  1. Keen and lively
  2. Characterized by quickness, lightness, and ease of movement; nimble.
  3. Quick and easy of movement; deft and active
Quick, clever, and acute in devising or understanding:
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  1. Quick, clever, and acute in devising or understanding:
  2. Moving quickly and lightly
  3. Quick, light, or agile in movement or action; deft:
In good or sound health; robust:
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  1. In good or sound health; robust:
  2. Clear and loud:
  3. Capable of withstanding force or wear; solid, tough, or firm:
(Mining) Large; capacious; said of veins of ore.
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  1. (Mining) Large; capacious; said of veins of ore.
  2. Effective or potent:
  3. Having much power; strong or influential
(Biology) Capable of moving freely in all directions, as the loosely attached anthers of certain flowers.
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  1. (Biology) Capable of moving freely in all directions, as the loosely attached anthers of certain flowers.
  2. Variable or inconstant; changeable:
  3. Competent in many things; able to turn easily from one subject or occupation to another; many-sided
Well-planned for proper balance
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  1. Well-planned for proper balance
  2. Showing many facets of personality
  3. Fully developed; shapely
Properly or sufficiently qualified; capable:
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  1. Properly or sufficiently qualified; capable:
  2. Well qualified; capable; fit
  3. (Law) Legally qualified, authorized, or fit
Producing a strong impression or response; striking:
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  1. Producing a strong impression or response; striking:
  2. Prepared for use or action, especially in combat.
  3. Existing in fact; actual:
Acting directly to produce an effect:
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  1. Acting directly to produce an effect:
  2. Causing less waste or requiring less effort than comparable devices or methods. Used in combination:
  3. Producing a desired effect, product, etc. with a minimum of effort, expense, or waste; working well
Limited; modified
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  1. Limited; modified
  2. Restricted or limited by conditions.
  3. Having the necessary or desirable qualities; fit; competent
Physically sound; healthy:
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  1. Physically sound; healthy:
  2. (Biology) Able to survive and produce viable offspring in a particular environment
  3. Appropriate; proper:
Skilled; expert:
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  1. Skilled; expert:
  2. Completed; effected; established; as, an accomplished fact
  3. Complete in acquirements usually as a result of training; -- commonly in a good sense; as, an accomplished scholar, an accomplished villain
Highly competent; skilled; adept
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  1. Highly competent; skilled; adept
  2. Having or marked by an advanced degree of competence, as in an art, vocation, profession, or branch of learning.
Characterized by, exhibiting, or requiring skill:
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  1. Characterized by, exhibiting, or requiring skill:
  2. Possessing or exercising skill; expert.
  3. Having or showing skill; accomplished; expert
Requiring specialized ability or training:
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  1. Requiring specialized ability or training:
  2. Having or showing skill; expert.
  3. Having or requiring an ability, as in a particular industrial occupation, gained by special experience or training
Highly skilled; expert
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  1. Highly skilled; expert
  2. Very skilled or accomplished.
Quick and skillful; adroit.
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  1. Quick and skillful; adroit.
  2. Skillful in a quick, sure, and easy way; dexterous
  1. Dexterous, deft or skillful
  2. Quick and skillful in body or mind; deft.
  3. Skillful in a physical or mental way; clever; expert
Quick in thinking or learning; intelligent, ingenious, quick-witted, witty, facile, etc.
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  1. Quick in thinking or learning; intelligent, ingenious, quick-witted, witty, facile, etc.
  2. Handsome, convenient, nice, etc.
  3. Skilled at accomplishing things, especially with the hands:
Cunning; disposed to cunning indirectness of dealing; crafty; as, an artful boy. [The usual sense.]
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  1. Cunning; disposed to cunning indirectness of dealing; crafty; as, an artful boy. [The usual sense.]
  2. Done with, using, or showing much art or skill
  3. Skillful in accomplishing a purpose, especially by the use of cunning or craft.
Having or showing the knowledge or skill of a master.
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  1. Having or showing the knowledge or skill of a master.
  2. Showing the ability or skill of a master; expert
In the manner of a master; very skillful.
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  1. In the manner of a master; very skillful.
  2. Having or showing the ability of a master; expert; skillful; masterly
  3. Acting or capable of acting as a master or leader, especially in being domineering or imperious:
Of or from an expert
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  1. Of or from an expert
  2. Having, involving, or demonstrating skill in or knowledge of a certain subject.
  3. Very skillful; having much training and knowledge in some special field
Learned or perfected by practice
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  1. Learned or perfected by practice
  2. Acquired or brought to perfection by practice:
  3. Skillful, proficient, knowledgeable or expert as a result of practice
Having had much experience, as in a particular occupation or activity
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  1. Having had much experience, as in a particular occupation or activity
  2. Having learned from experience; made wise, competent, etc. by experience
  3. Skilled or knowledgeable as the result of active participation or practice:
Performed with the skill of an artisan or craftsman.
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  1. Performed with the skill of an artisan or craftsman.
  2. Befitting a skilled artisan or craftsperson; skillfully done.
  3. Characteristic of a good workman; done in a steady, efficient manner but, often, specif., without extraordinary skill or ingenuity
(Biology) Capable of moving freely in all directions, as the loosely attached anthers of certain flowers.
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  1. (Biology) Capable of moving freely in all directions, as the loosely attached anthers of certain flowers.
  2. Variable or inconstant; changeable:
  3. Competent in many things; able to turn easily from one subject or occupation to another; many-sided
Well-planned for proper balance
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  1. Well-planned for proper balance
  2. Showing many facets of personality
  3. Fully developed; shapely
Closely familiar; current; having frequent interaction
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  1. Closely familiar; current; having frequent interaction
  2. Familiar or acquainted (with), esp. as a result of study or experience; versed (in)
  3. Familiar or acquainted by use or study; well-informed; versed
Possessing or showing knowledge or intelligence; perceptive and well-informed.
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  1. Possessing or showing knowledge or intelligence; perceptive and well-informed.
  2. Educated and well informed
  3. Having knowledge, especially of a particular subject
Liable to be required to give account, as of one's actions or of the discharge of a duty or trust:
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  1. Liable to be required to give account, as of one's actions or of the discharge of a duty or trust:
  2. Based on or characterized by good judgment or sound thinking:
  3. Involving important duties, the supervision of others, or the ability to make decisions with little supervision:
Displaying bravery and daring in the attempt of some task.
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  1. Displaying bravery and daring in the attempt of some task.
  2. Showing initiative and willingness to undertake new projects:
  3. Being very able and ingenious in business dealings.
Able to act effectively or imaginatively, especially in difficult situations.
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  1. Able to act effectively or imaginatively, especially in difficult situations.
  2. Capable or clever; able to put available resources to efficient or ingenious use; using materials at hand wisely or efficiently.
Of or characterized by invention
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  1. Of or characterized by invention
  2. Creative, or skilful at inventing.
  3. Skilled in inventing; creative
Having or showing mental skill
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  1. Having or showing mental skill
  2. Done with dexterity:
  3. Having or showing skill in the use of the hands or body
Forthright and explicit, often offensively so:
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  1. Forthright and explicit, often offensively so:
  2. In good or sound health; robust:
  3. Capable of withstanding force or wear; solid, tough, or firm:
Presuming to be or suggesting that one is morally or socially better than others; disdainful or supercilious.
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  1. Presuming to be or suggesting that one is morally or socially better than others; disdainful or supercilious.
  2. Refusing to give in to or be affected by
  3. Showing a feeling of being better than others; haughty
Foremost in quality, rank, or importance.
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  1. Foremost in quality, rank, or importance.
  2. Of the highest class, rank, or quality; very good; excellent
Of the highest quality; excellent, first-rate
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  1. Of the highest quality; excellent, first-rate
  2. (Informal) First-rate; excellent
  3. (Idiomatic) Very good; of the highest quality.
In the highest division
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Designating or of cocaine in this form
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  1. Designating or of cocaine in this form
  2. Excelling in skill or achievement; first-rate:
Of excellent quality or ability; fine.
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  1. Of excellent quality or ability; fine.
  2. (Slang) Outstanding, as in skill or ability; excellent
(Slang) Excellent, fine, enjoyable, attractive, etc.
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  1. (Slang) Excellent, fine, enjoyable, attractive, etc.
  2. Accomplished; adept; clever; ingenious
  3. (Informal) Having or showing skill in composition or technique but little depth or literary significance
(Slang) Very pleasant, attractive, or enjoyable
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  1. (Slang) Very pleasant, attractive, or enjoyable
  2. Free from hair, whiskers, or stubble:
  3. Having an even or level surface; having no roughness or projections that can be seen or felt
Comprehensive in extent or depth:
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  1. Comprehensive in extent or depth:
  2. In all or most respects:
  3. Able to do many things well; versatile:
(Idiomatic) Well-informed concerning.
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Displaying talent.
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  1. Displaying talent.
  2. Highly skilled.
(Sports) Being in control of the ball
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  1. (Sports) Being in control of the ball
  2. (Idiomatic) Alert, active, or attentive; on top of things.
Limited, restricted, or modified:
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  1. Limited, restricted, or modified:
  2. Having the necessary or desirable qualities; fit; competent
  3. Restricted or limited by conditions.
(Of a kitchen, bathroom, etc.) Incorporating all of the fittings into connected units.
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  1. (Of a kitchen, bathroom, etc.) Incorporating all of the fittings into connected units.
  2. Designed to conform to the contours of that which it covers
(Idiomatic) Well-informed concerning.
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Highly competent; skilled; adept
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  1. Highly competent; skilled; adept
  2. Having or marked by an advanced degree of competence, as in an art, vocation, profession, or branch of learning.
Barely satisfactory; acceptable but not remarkable
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  1. Barely satisfactory; acceptable but not remarkable
  2. Sufficient to satisfy a requirement or meet a need.
  3. Enough or good enough for what is required or needed; sufficient; suitable
Having sufficient or the required properties for a certain purpose or task; appropriate to a certain occasion.
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  1. Having sufficient or the required properties for a certain purpose or task; appropriate to a certain occasion.
  2. That suits a given purpose, occasion, condition, propriety, etc.; fitting; appropriate; apt
In a ready state; specif., already cooked
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  1. In a ready state; specif., already cooked
  2. (Music) Altered for a performance in some way, as with an object placed on one of the strings, in order to modify the timbre
  3. Willing.
Likely or about to do something:
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  1. Likely or about to do something:
  2. Prompt in apprehending or reacting:
  3. Prepared or available for service, action, or progress:
Pertaining to an endowment, as with an endowed chair at a university.
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  1. Pertaining to an endowment, as with an endowed chair at a university.
Established or justified by authority
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  1. Established or justified by authority
  2. Given authority
  3. Explicitly allowed.
(US) Acting with confidence.
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  1. (US) Acting with confidence.
  2. (US) Having been given the power to make choices relevant to one's situation.
Permitting an action to be performed:
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  1. Permitting an action to be performed:
  2. Having the ability required for a specific task or accomplishment; qualified:
  3. Having ability; able to do things well; skilled; competent
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  1. Having sufficient skill, knowledge, ability, or qualifications.
  2. Properly or sufficiently qualified; capable:
  3. Well qualified; capable; fit
In effect; operative:
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  1. In effect; operative:
  2. Pleasant; enjoyable:
  3. Competent; skilled:
Requiring specialized ability or training:
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  1. Requiring specialized ability or training:
  2. Having or showing skill; expert.
  3. Having or requiring an ability, as in a particular industrial occupation, gained by special experience or training
Characterized by, exhibiting, or requiring skill:
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  1. Characterized by, exhibiting, or requiring skill:
  2. Possessing or exercising skill; expert.
  3. Having or showing skill; accomplished; expert

Synonym Study

  • Competent and qualified both imply the possession of the requisite qualifications or skills for the specified work, situation, etc., but qualified stresses compliance with specified requirements a competent critic of modern art, a qualified voter
  • Capable usually implies the satisfactory meeting of ordinary requirements a capable machinist
  • Able means having the power or capacity to do something able to make payments but when used before a noun implies superior power or skill an able administrator
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