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Skill ContextPlay
Use 'skilful' to describe talent in complex tasks, where training and practice are evident. SlideHer skilful negotiation saved the deal.
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Positive ConnotationPlay
'Skilful' implies admiration for someone's exceptional ability in a particular domain. SlideHe received an award for his skilful leadership.
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Best used with verbs that involve action, suggesting competence in performing tasks. SlideSkilful writing earned her the journalist's job.