Meaning of ABLE in English



possessed of or marked by a high level of efficiency and ability

an able student always near the head of his class

Synonyms: au fait, capable, competent, good, proper, qualified, wicked

Related Word: effective, effectual, efficient; expert, proficient, skilled, skillful; alert, clever, keen, sharp; brainy, brilliant, intelligent, smart; enterprising, go-ahead, up-and-coming

Contrasted words: ineffective, ineffectual, inefficient; incapable, incompetent, unqualified; fair, indifferent, mediocre; lackluster, maladroit

Antonyms: inept; unable

Merriam Webster. Collegiate thesaurus English vocabulary.      Английский энциклопедический словарь тезаурус.