Synonyms for proficient

Synonyms for (adjective) proficient

Synonyms: adept, skilful, skillful, expert, practiced, proficient, good

Definition: having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude

Usage: adept in handicrafts; an adept juggler; an expert job; a good mechanic; a practiced marksman; a proficient engineer; a lesser-known but no less skillful composer; the effect was achieved by skillful retouching

Similar words: skilled

Definition: having or showing or requiring special skill

Usage: only the most skilled gymnasts make an Olympic team; a skilled surgeon has many years of training and experience; a skilled reconstruction of her damaged elbow; a skilled trade