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ADEPT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does adept mean? 

ADEPT (noun)
  The noun ADEPT has 1 sense:

1. someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field

  Familiarity information: ADEPT used as a noun is very rare.


ADEPT (adjective)
  The adjective ADEPT has 1 sense:

1. having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude

  Familiarity information: ADEPT used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ADEPT (noun)


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Meaning:

Someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

whiz; virtuoso; superstar; mavin; maven; hotshot; wiz; wizard; adept; whizz; sensation; star; ace; genius; champion

Hypernyms ("adept" is a kind of...):

expert (a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "adept"):

track star (a star runner)


ADEPT (adjective)


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Meaning:

Having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude

Synonyms:

skilful; proficient; practiced; skillful; expert; adept; good

Context examples:

adept in handicrafts / an adept juggler / an expert job / a good mechanic / a practiced marksman / a proficient engineer / a lesser-known but no less skillful composer / the effect was achieved by skillful retouching

Similar:

skilled (having or showing or requiring special skill)


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