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ex·pert

expert

 
 
pronunciation:
ek sprt
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition: one who is very skilled in or knowledgeable about a particular thing.
He is an expert on the history of the American West.You should call in an expert to help you with your computers.
synonyms:
ace, adept, master, master hand, old hand, whiz
antonyms:
amateur, beginner, novice
similar words:
artist, authority, connoisseur, maestro, mastermind, pro, pundit, specialist, veteran, virtuoso, wizard
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: very skilled or knowledgeable.
Our riding coach is an expert horseman.This furniture was made by an expert craftsman.
synonyms:
accomplished, adept, experienced, knowledgeable, master, proficient, skilled
antonyms:
amateur, incompetent, inexpert
similar words:
ace, capable, competent, consummate, deft, dextrous, masterful, masterly, practiced, qualified, skillful
definition 2: of or pertaining to special skills or knowledge.
She gave us expert help with our project.We need some expert advice on how to sell our product.
synonyms:
skilled, specialized
similar words:
able, masterly, professional, qualified, skillful
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derivations: expertly (adv.), expertness (n.)
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