Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a masterful or imperious manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a masterful manner; imperiously.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In a masterful manner; in an extremely confident and competent manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb in a skillfully masterful manner; with the skill of a master

Etymologies

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masterful +‎ -ly

Examples

  • What he understands and articulates masterfully is the degree to which people relate without language, simply through the way they behave to and with each other.

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  • What he understands and articulates masterfully is the degree to which people relate without language, simply through the way they behave to and with each other.

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  • Impressive not only for its content and candor, but because the guy can flat-out write — he turns a phrase masterfully, but also has a talent for finding the illuminating perspective or a telling anecdote.

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  • And let's make it at least 24 months before a film can be referred to as masterfully or beautifully "restored."

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  • During the debate in the U.N. Security Council on January 6, 2009 the Israeli Ambassador Gabriela Shalev delivered a speech that can only be described as masterfully crafted lies, myths, and spin to defend the indefensible in Israel's "genocide du jour" against the Palestinians that began in 1944.

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  • "masterfully" about the deliberate twisting and revision of my views to fit the racist, bigoted, distorted and clouded "lens" through which the RA letters sees everything poorly.

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  • There are only moments in which idiots like us get masterfully played by the gods.

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  • To the journalist Yelena Tregubova, Putin was an almost translucent figure, so intent on not standing out that he “blended masterfully with the colors of his own office.”

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  • If he harbors any fear of my displeasure, he conceals it masterfully.

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  • What follows is a groundbreaking, at times haunting portrait rendered entirely through masterfully selected and edited official news footage, home movies and propaganda shot from 1965 to 1989.

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