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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
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It embodies the exalted artistic aspirations of the painter Casimir Lypiatt (based on Wyndham Lewis), who wants to create, with "the masterfulness of the masters," a swirling composition that has "size and vehemence and spiritual significance," a "titanic abstraction" with "exultant consciousness" (Huxley, pp.
Henley: 'It was the sight of your maimed strength and masterfulness that begot John Silver'.