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    • [adjective uh-dept; noun ad-ept, uh-dept]
    • /adjective əˈdɛpt; noun ˈæd ɛpt, əˈdɛpt/
    • /ə.ˈdept.nəs/
    • US Pronunciation
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    • [adjective uh-dept; noun ad-ept, uh-dept]
    • /adjective əˈdɛpt; noun ˈæd ɛpt, əˈdɛpt/

Definitions of adeptness word

  • adjective adeptness very skilled; proficient; expert: an adept juggler. 1
  • noun adeptness a skilled or proficient person; expert. 1
  • noun adeptness The quality of being adept. 1

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Origin of adeptness

First appearance:

before 1655
One of the 46% oldest English words
1655-65; < Medieval Latin adeptus one who has attained (the secret of transmuting metals), noun use of L past participle of adipiscī to attain to (ad- ad- + -ep-, combining form of ap- in aptus apt + -tus past participle suffix)

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Parts of speech for Adeptness


adeptness popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 90% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 62% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

adeptness usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for adeptness

noun adeptness

  • artistry — Artistry is the creative skill of an artist, writer, actor, or musician.
  • non-expert — a person who has special skill or knowledge in some particular field; specialist; authority: a language expert.
  • adroitness — expert or nimble in the use of the hands or body.
  • mastery — command or grasp, as of a subject: a mastery of Italian.
  • artfulness — slyly crafty or cunning; deceitful; tricky: artful schemes.

Antonyms for adeptness

noun adeptness

  • inability — lack of ability; lack of power, capacity, or means: his inability to make decisions.
  • incapacity — lack of ability, qualification, or strength; incapability.
  • ineptitude — quality or condition of being inept.
  • lack — deficiency or absence of something needed, desirable, or customary: lack of money; lack of skill.

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