Definition of Masterful

1. Adjective. Having or revealing supreme mastery or skill. "A virtuoso performance"

Exact synonyms: Consummate, Masterly, Virtuoso
Similar to: Skilled
Derivative terms: Master, Master, Virtuoso, Virtuoso



Definition of Masterful

1. a. Inclined to play the master; domineering; imperious; arbitrary.

Definition of Masterful

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to the manner of a ''master'' of an art, technique, profession, or craft; masterly. ¹

2. Adjective. In the manner of a master; very skillful. ¹

3. Adjective. Having or showing the qualities of a master vis-a-vis a dependent or subordinate; authoritative; domineering. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Masterful

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Masterful

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mastercraftsmen
masterdom
masterdoms
mastered
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masterers
masterest
mastereth
masterful (current term)
masterfull
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masterhood
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masterless
masterlike
masterliness
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Literary usage of Masterful

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1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"1945 the tradition of masterful treatment of medical problems in books for ... 1971 director Herbert Ross has done a masterful job of making his people act ..."

2. Werner's Readings and Recitations (1910)
"LINCOLN arose! the masterful, great man, Girt with rude grandeur, quelling doubt and fear,- A more than king, yet in whose veins there ran The red blood of ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"He was a type of the founders of English colonial dominion — energetic, resourceful and masterful; his further repute as a sort of unprincipled buccaneer ..."

4. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1904)
"... with downward lines seemingly indicating the inward pride of a man of masterful temper, who had gone through contests which cannot but leave traces of ..."

5. Bouvier's Law Dictionary and Concise Encyclopedia by John Bouvier, Francis Rawle (1914)
"Whart HERS HI P. The crime, In Scotland, of carrying off cattle by force; it is described as "the masterful driving off of cattle from a proprietor's ..."

6. Southern Writers: Biographical and Critical Studies by William Malone Baskervill (1896)
"It suggests two strong and rugged poets, Whitman and Browning, though Lanier's was a masterful nature, too, for all its purity and love of beauty : Thou ..."

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