Able and Skillful


Able adjective - Having the required skills for an acceptable level of performance.
Usage example: looking for an able and reliable assistant

Skillful is a synonym for able in ability topic. In some cases you can use "Skillful" instead an adjective "Able", when it comes to topics like able to perform well.

Nearby Word: ability


Skillful adjective - Accomplished with trained ability.
Usage example: the ice skater performed a skillful and graceful series of jumps

Able is a synonym for skillful in ability topic. You can use "Able" instead an adjective "Skillful".

Both words in one sentence

  • Manga / Vagabond Disability Superpower: Sasaki Kojiro is portrayed as deaf here, which supposedly makes him an insanely skillful swordfighter due to being able to hear only his "inner voice".
  • Literature / Firestarter He was also able to finance all his information gathering through some skillful financial investments.
  • We Used to Be Friends William Marshal, owing to being perhaps the most skillful warrior in Christendom at the time, was able to kill Richard's horse and let the man live.
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