masterly


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  • adj

Synonyms for masterly

Synonyms for masterly

having or demonstrating a high degree of knowledge or skill

Synonyms for masterly

having or revealing supreme mastery or skill

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His great powers, his masterly manner, and the experience which I had had of his many extraordinary qualities, all made me diffident and backward in crossing him.
His opponent, locked by his masterly clinch, was striving to throw him.
Meanwhile the two plotters had betaken themselves to the same house whither Nicholas had repaired for the first time but a few mornings before, and having obtained access to Mr Bray, and found his daughter from home, had by a train of the most masterly approaches that Ralph's utmost skill could frame, at length laid open the real object of their visit.
Hereupon Dryden, at the suggestion, it is said, of the king, and with the purpose of securing Shaftesbury's conviction, put forth the First Part of 'Absalom and Achitophel,' a masterly satire of Shaftesbury, Monmouth, and their associates in the allegorical disguise of the (somewhat altered) Biblical story of David and Absalom.
A younger woman might have resented his masterly ways, but Margaret had too firm a grip of life to make a fuss.
Garrow, whose subtle cross-examination of witnesses and masterly, if sometimes startling, methods of arriving at the truth seemed more thrilling to us than any novel.
He was familiar with it, and said it was in the opinion of the whole Cabinet the most masterly thing that had appeared on the subject.
The presentation of my own character is masterly in the extreme.
Keep your feet quiet, dear," said Mrs Verloc, with authority and tenderness; then turning towards her husband in an indifferent voice, the masterly achievement of instinctive tact: "Are you going out to-night?
Upon my honour,' he said, at length raising his eyes to the ceiling with the air of a man who was reflecting seriously on what he had read; 'upon my honour, the most masterly composition, the most delicate thoughts, the finest code of morality, and the most gentlemanly sentiments in the universe
Best of all is John Lanchbery's score, a masterly arrangement of Liszt charged with foreboding and spasms of feverish excitement.
Brandenburg is recognizably part of the Robbins ballet univers -- full of safisfyingly complex patterns, clever dance ideas, and appealing, musical responses -- and it is a masterly work in its own vein.
This showed especially in Curry's masterly On the Beautiful Blue Danube, in which the original 1990 cast--Curry with his amplitude and nobility, Birch the lyricist, the punchy and bounding Murphy, and Shaun McGill with his demonic drive--remained individuals even while skating in unison and sporting Mona Lisa smiles.
The masterly handling of complex levels and spaces is reminiscent (on a relatively small scale) of the topography of the ancient city that surrounds it.
On this program Tudor's choreographic genius was most evident in the depth of feelings he evoked in Dark Elegies (1937), the masterly ballet set to Gustav Mahler's Kindertotenlieder ("Songs on the Death of Children").