Definition of Masterly

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

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



Definition of Masterly

1. a. Suitable to, or characteristic of, a master; indicating thorough knowledge or superior skill and power; showing a master's hand; as, a masterly design; a masterly performance; a masterly policy.

2. adv. With the skill of a master.

Definition of Masterly

1. Adjective. That has been executed in the manner of one who is a master; extremely competently. ¹

2. Adverb. In a masterful manner; competently. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Masterly

1. very skillful [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Masterly

masterest
mastereth
masterful
masterfull
masterfully
masterfulness
masterfulnesses
masterhood
masteries
mastering
masterings
masterless
masterlike
masterliness
masterlinesses
masterly (current term)
masterly inactivity
mastermind
masterminded
masterminder
masterminders
mastermindful
masterminding
masterminds
masterous
masterpiece
masterpieces
masterplan
masterplans
masterpoint

Literary usage of Masterly

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"... as a grand coup, а тир dt maître (a masterly stroke), so " to cut " means to make a masterly coup, to do something to be looked at and talked about. ..."

2. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1904)
"Announcement Peggy O'Neal By Alfred Henry Lewis Author of "Wolfville," Etc., Etc. The Plot is masterly and the Incident Exciting Illustrated by HENRY HUTT ..."

3. The Spectator by Joseph Addison, Richard Steele (1830)
"He wanders through the whole scene ven' masterly, without neglecting his victuals. If it be, as I have heard it sometimes mentioned, a great qualification ..."

4. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1899)
"It is a brief and a masterly survey of the sanitary condition of London from the time of the Norman conquest until our own era. When in the ' Dental Review ..."

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