Definition of 'adept'
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We have proved highly adept at using technology to stress ourselves. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This could have been the headline for a less adept politician. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Women are far more adept at actually completing tasks. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He is a very skilful player who is adept at using the personnel at his disposal. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Sport helps young people to become more adept at working with others. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Iran has proved adept at nuclear brinkmanship in the past and may do so again. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The car insurance sector has proved adept at changing but flood insurance is static and failing the public. Times, Sunday Times (2012)You are adept at keeping people 's interest. Christianity Today (2000)Older office workers are less technologically adept than their younger colleagues but spend less time on Facebook. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It is not obvious; players are adept at fooling themselves as well as coaches. Times, Sunday Times (2013)In time, you will both become adept at spotting just when they are going to peak. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They proved adept at learning English and willingly exchanged things of value for trinkets. Times, Sunday Times (2014)If arts venues prove themselves too adept at making money, will funding gradually be withdrawn? Times, Sunday Times (2013)At home she's also become adept at treading on eggshells and putting the best face on things. Times, Sunday Times (2013)These artists seem equally adept at performing with or without a band, and in or out of character. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They are less adept at looking up from their needles without dropping a stitch as they talk, but they are having fun. Times, Sunday Times (2010)And I am as adept as most people when it comes to attempting to fix my car. Times, Sunday Times (2014)That said, he's adept at proving people wrong. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Most men, though, seem to be adept at avoiding violence from other men by the time they reach adulthood. Everyday Violence (1990)Meanwhile, a new study shows that women have become far more adept than men at spying on their spouse's online and mobile phone activity. The Sun (2010)When you see some of the work that students produce, you think it's amazing that young people are so adept at the subjects concerned. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'adept'
British English: adept ADJECTIVE
Someone who is adept at something can do it skilfully.
He's usually very adept at keeping his private life out of the media.
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