Adept - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈædept|  American pronunciation of the word adept
Brit.  |ˈædept|  British pronunciation of the word adept


- someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field (syn: ace, champion, genius, hotshot, maven, mavin, sensation, star, superstar, virtuoso, whiz, whizz, wiz, wizard)


- having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude(syn: expert, good, practiced, proficient, skilful, skillful)


...even by the standards of Washington, he's an adept at political intrigue and power politics...

He's adept in several languages.

...he's an adept pitcher, and the team is lucky to have him...

Richard was an adept at getting people to talk confidentially to him.

He's usually very adept at keeping his private life out of the media.

He is an adept guitar player.

Melissa quickly became adept at predicting his moods.

Silas proved adept in the art of avoiding potholes in the road.

I'm afraid she's also an adept liar.

...few fishers of lake trout are more ardent or adept than my father...

...a private investigator adept at taking surreptitious pictures of adulterous couples...

...a very adept trickster who used mirrors to make huge items—even buildings—seem to disappear... of the most politically adept solons in the state legislature...

Word forms

singular: adept
plural: adepts
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