Complete Definition of "adept"

English

Pronunciation
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɛpt|-ɛpt

Adjective
en-adj|more adept or adepter|most adept or adeptest

  1. Well skilled; completely versed; thoroughly proficient.

Antonym: inept

Quotations
1837-1839: Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist
:Adept as she was, in all the arts of cunning and dissimulation, the girl Nancy could not wholly conceal the effect which the knowledge of the step she had taken, wrought upon her mind.

Noun
en-noun

  1. One fully skilled or well versed in anything; a proficient; as, adepts in philosophy.
Quotations
1841: Charles Dickens, Barnaby Rudge
:When he had achieved this task, he applied himself to the acquisition of stable language, in which he soon became such an adept, that he would perch outside my window and drive imaginary horses with great skill, all day.
1894-95: Thomas Hardy, Jude the Obscure

Translations
Spanish: experto m, experta f

Related terms
apt
aptitude

References
R:Webster 1913

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