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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English skilful, skylfull, scelvol, equivalent to skill +‎ -ful.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈskɪlfəl/
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skilful (comparative more skilful, superlative most skilful)

  1. (Britain) possessing skill, skilled.
    • 1915, William Campbell, Sketches from Formosa[1], Marshall Brothers Limited, page 82:
      More than once have I spoken to willing listeners because of some one who had come under skilful kindly treatment in the hospital at Taiwan-fu.

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