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But the versatile actor, who died of cancer, was so much more than a brilliant baddie. The Sun (2016)Add in all the other technical features and you have a really versatile tool. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Your brain is more able and versatile than you realize. Lumsden, Robert 23 Steps to Successful Achievement (1972)That is the value of having versatile players. The Sun (2011)It needs to be incredibly versatile for any body shape and size. Times, Sunday Times (2011)If you find the right one it can prove extremely versatile. The Sun (2007)It means he is a versatile player. The Sun (2008)An incredibly versatile and pleasingly designed little object. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He has done it before and is capable to do that because he is a very versatile player. Times, Sunday Times (2015)What a versatile actor he is! The Sun (2009)This one is also incredibly versatile. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He is a very versatile player. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It's incredibly versatile and works really well with so many flavour combinations. The Sun (2013)Likewise, no doubt, with some of our most versatile actresses. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He's a very versatile actor and very easy to photograph, too. Times, Sunday Times (2008)You are, in fact, extremely versatile. Lumsden, Robert 23 Steps to Successful Achievement (1972)They're a likeable, extremely versatile group. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Right now you'd be hard pushed to find a more versatile actor plying his trade in Hollywood. The Sun (2007)It's a performance far outside of his usual range, one that reminds us just how versatile an actor he is. Times, Sunday Times (2013)

Synonyms of 'versatile'

all-purpose, handy, functional, variable

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Translations for 'versatile'

British English: versatile /ˈvɜːsəˌtaɪl/ ADJECTIVE
If you say that a person is versatile, you approve of them because they have many different skills.
...one of the game's most versatile athletes.
  • American English: versatile
  • Arabic: مُتَعَدِّدُ الـجَوَانِب
  • Brazilian Portuguese: versátil
  • Chinese: 多才多艺的
  • Croatian: svestran
  • Czech: mnohostranný
  • Danish: alsidig
  • Dutch: veelzijdig
  • European Spanish: versátil
  • Finnish: monipuolinen
  • French: polyvalent
  • German: vielseitig
  • Greek: πολύπλευρος
  • Italian: versatile
  • Japanese: 多方面の
  • Korean: 다재다능한
  • Norwegian: allsidig
  • Polish: wszechstronny
  • European Portuguese: versátil
  • Romanian: adaptabil
  • Russian: универсальный
  • Spanish: versátil
  • Swedish: mångsidig
  • Thai: ซึ่งมีประโยชน์หลายอย่าง
  • Turkish: çok yönlü
  • Ukrainian: різнобічний
  • Vietnamese: đa tài

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