masterful


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masterful

adjective ace, adept, adroit, apt, artistic, authoritarian, authoritative, brilliant, clever, crackerjack, cunning, slick, deft, dexterous, diplomatic, excellent, expert, first-rate, ingenious, lordly, magical, model, polished, powerful, preeminent, professional, quintessential, refined, resourceful, statesmanlike, stylish, technically brilliant, the complete professional, the consummate professional, virtuoso
Associated concepts: masterful arguments in court
See also: competent, deft, dictatorial, expert, indomitable, potent, practiced, proficient, tyrannous
References in classic literature ?
He loved her jealously, with an inextinguishable ardour and an insatiable desire - he loved her with a masterful devotion and an infinite trustfulness.
Thee't so stiff an' masterful, thee't ne'er do as thy mother wants thee.
He has killed many of us Danaans already, and I take it will yet do so, for the hand of Jove must be with him or he would never dare show himself so masterful in the forefront of the battle.
Her seduction, his recklessness, were both simple, masterful and, in a sense, worthy of each other.
He came of the old masterful Baskerville strain and was the very image, they tell me, of the family picture of old Hugo.
The eyes were blue-gray under great black tufts, very clear, very critical, and very masterful.
Cecil was very kind indeed; only--I had better tell you the whole truth, since you have heard a little--it was that he is so masterful.
The historic interest of her family--that masterful line of d'Urbervilles--whom he had despised as a spent force, touched his sentiments now.
Love might tug and tug again, but never more should the trousers of passion break away from the tough, masterful braces of self-control.
Josiah Graves in his masterful way made arrangements, becoming but economical, for the funeral; and when it was over came back to the vicarage with Philip.
The country inspector's face had shown his intense amazement at the rapid and masterful progress of Holmes's investigation.
Laurier was not only a masterful person and a wealthy property owner and employer--he was president, Bert learnt with awe, of the Tanooda Canning Corporation--but he was popular and skilful in the arts of popularity.