Meaning of SKILFUL in English

SKILFUL

adjective

BAD : 'You're lucky to have such skilful children,' she said.

GOOD : 'You're lucky to have such talented children,' she said.

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skilful = having or showing skill (gained from instruction and practice): 'Although he lacked Tyson's knock-out punch, he was the more skilful of the two boxers.'

talented = having or showing a natural ability to do something well: 'This talented young musician gave his first public performance at the age of five.'

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