Synonyms for skill

Grammar : Noun
Spell : skil
Phonetic Transcription : skɪl

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Définition of skill

Origin :
  • late 12c., "power of discernment," from Old Norse skil "distinction, ability to make out, discernment, adjustment," related to skilja (v.) "to separate; discern, understand," from Proto-Germanic *skaljo- "divide, separate" (cf. Swedish skäl "reason," Danish skjel "a separation, boundary, limit," Middle Low German schillen "to differ," Middle Low German, Middle Dutch schele "separation, discrimination;" see shell (n.)). Sense of "ability, cleverness" first recorded early 13c.
  • noun ability, talent to do something
Example sentences :
  • The surgeon was in constant attendance, but the malady baffled all his skill.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • The veteran at the stern we could not see, but doubtless his skill was equally remarkable.
  • Extract from : « The Roof of France » by Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • Yates was something of a wrestler himself, but his skill was of no avail on this occasion.
  • Extract from : « In the Midst of Alarms » by Robert Barr
  • Yet I admired her skill, and did not wonder that the house applauded.
  • Extract from : « The Bacillus of Beauty » by Harriet Stark
  • To open the door for themselves was beyond their force or skill.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • His assistants are selected for their skill and physical endurance.
  • Extract from : « Heroes of the Telegraph » by J. Munro
  • How I wish I had skill to paint the picture of all this for my English friends!
  • Extract from : « The Works of Whittier, Volume V (of VII) » by John Greenleaf Whittier
  • What we usually call luck is the result of foresight, skill and courage.
  • Extract from : « The Rock of Chickamauga » by Joseph A. Altsheler
  • So, calling to his wife, the two of them together, tried their skill to catch the filly.
  • Extract from : « Welsh Fairy Tales » by William Elliott Griffis
  • There was plenty of skill and execution, but precious little feeling.
  • Extract from : « The Tenant of Wildfell Hall » by Anne Bronte

Antonyms for skill

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