Synonyms for adepts

Grammar : Noun
Spell : adjective uh-dept; noun ad-ept, uh-dept
Phonetic Transcription : adjective əˈdɛpt; noun ˈæd ɛpt, əˈdɛpt

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Définition of adepts

Origin :
  • 1690s, "completely skilled" from Latin adeptus "having reached, attained," past participle of adipisci "to come up with, arrive at," figuratively "to attain to, acquire," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + apisci "grasp, attain," related to aptus "fitted" (see apt). Related: Adeptly.
  • As in master : noun expert, skilled person, female or male
  • As in professional : noun person prepared for work by extended study or practice
  • As in specialist : noun person who is an expert in a field
  • As in virtuoso : noun person who is an expert
  • As in whiz : noun very intelligent person
  • As in wizard : noun person who is highly skilled
  • As in crackerjack : noun ace
  • As in connoisseur : noun authority
  • As in expert : noun master, specialist
  • As in genius : noun gift of high intellect
Example sentences :
  • For these abnormal insights of the adepts ought to be normal, and things of course.
  • Extract from : « Essays, Second Series » by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • They have excellent horses, or ponies, and are adepts at pig-sticking.
  • Extract from : « The Last Voyage » by Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
  • They are adepts in cornering an opponent by keeping him to the point.
  • Extract from : « Ireland as It Is » by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • It is essentially of the world they talk, and it must be owned they do it like adepts.
  • Extract from : « The Fortunes Of Glencore » by Charles James Lever
  • It seems that Roger was born at an instant of time sacred to the adepts, so they took him on.
  • Extract from : « Triplanetary » by Edward Elmer Smith
  • These Indian princes are adepts in the art of prolonging a negotiation.
  • Extract from : « At the Point of the Bayonet » by G. A. Henty
  • More than three hundred and fifty have received diplomas as adepts.
  • Extract from : « Buchanan's Journal of Man, August 1887 » by Various
  • Certainly these people must be adepts in the art of concealment.
  • Extract from : « The Wonder Island Boys: Adventures on Strange Islands » by Roger Thompson Finlay
  • But the great work is by Lilly; and entirely devoted to the adepts.
  • Extract from : « Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3) » by Isaac D'Israeli
  • And how art widens its borders and augments the number of its adepts!
  • Extract from : « Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 22, November, 1878 » by Various

Antonyms for adepts

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