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Roget-categorie 698

5. Words relating to the voluntary powers
5.3. Voluntary action
›› 5.3.2. Complex voluntary action

#698. Skill

zelfstandig naamwoord

skill, skillfulness, addressdexterity, dexterousnessadroitness, expertness etc. adj. — proficiency, competence, technical competence, craft, callidity, facility, knack, trick, sleightmastery, mastership, excellence, panurgyambidexterity, ambidextrousnesssleight of hand etc. (deception) 545.
seamanship, airmanship, marksmanship, horsemanshiprope-dancing.
accomplishment, acquirement, attainmentart, sciencetechnicality, technologypractical knowledge, technical knowledge.
knowledge of the world, world wisdom, savoir faire [Fr.]tactmother wit etc. (sagacity) 498discretion etc. (caution) 864finessecraftiness etc. (cunning) 702management etc. (conduct) 692self-help.
cleverness, talent, ability, ingenuity, capacity, parts, talents, faculty, endowment, forte, turn, gift, geniusintelligence etc. 498sharpness, readiness etc. (activity) 682invention etc. 515aptness, aptitudeturn for, capacity for, genius forfelicity, capability, curiosa felicitas [Lat.], qualification, habilitation.
proficient etc. 700.
masterpiece, coup de maitre [Fr.], chef d'euvre [Fr.], tour de forcegood stroke etc. (plan) 626.


be skillful etc. adj. — excel in, be master ofhave a turn for etc. n.. know what's what, know a hawk from a handsaw, know what one is about, know on which side one's bread is buttered, know what's o'clockhave cut one's eye teeth, have cut one's wisdom teeth.
see one's way, see where the wind lies, see which way the wind blowshave all one's wits about one, have one's hand insavoir vivre [Fr.]scire quid valeant humeri quid ferre recusent [Lat.].
look after the main chancecut one's coat according to one's clothlive by one's witsexercise one's discretion, feather the oar, sail near the windstoop to conquer etc. (cunning) 702play one's cards well, play one's best cardhit the right nail on the head, put the saddle on the right horse.
take advantage of, make the most ofprofit by etc. (use) 677make a hit etc. (succeed) 731make a virtue of necessitymake hay while the sun shines etc. (occasion) 134.

bijvoeglijk naamwoord

skillful, dexterous, adroit, expert, apt, handy, quick, deft, ready, gainslick, smart etc. (active) 682proficient, good at, up to, at home in, master of, a good hand at, au fait, thoroughbred, masterly, crack, accomplishedconversant etc. (knowing) 490.
experienced, practiced, skilled, hackneyedup in, well up inin practice, in proper cuecompetent, efficient, qualified, capable, fitted, fit for, up to the mark, trained, initiated, prepared, primed, finished.
clever, cute, able, ingenious, felicitous, gifted, talented, endowedinventive etc. 515shrewd, sharp, on the ball etc. (intelligent) 498cunning etc. 702alive to, up to snuff, not to be caught with chaffdiscreet.
neat-handed, fine-fingered, nimble-fingered, ambidextrous, sure-footedcut out for, fitted for.
technical, artistic, scientific, daedalian, shipshapeworkman-like, business-like, statesman-like.


skillfully etc. adj. — well etc. 618artisticallywith skill, with consummate skillsecundum artem [Lat.], suo Marteto the best of one's abilities etc. (exertion) 686.


ars celare artem [Lat.]artes honorabit [Lat.]celui qui veut celui-la peut [Fr.]c'est une grande habilite que de savoir cacher c'est une grande habilite que de savoir cacher sonhabilite [Fr.]expertus metuit [Lat.] [Horace]; es bildet ein Talent sich in der Stille sich ein es bildet ein Talent sich in der Stille sich ein Charakter in dem Strom der Welt [G.]heart to conceive, the understanding to direct, or heart to conceive, the understanding to direct, or the hand to execute;" [Junius]; if you have lemons, make lemonade.

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