Adjective "proficient" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Competent or skilled in doing or using something.
  1. 'she felt reasonably proficient in Italian'
  2. 'Some of us were less proficient than others with our chopsticks!'
  3. 'He knows exactly what he wants and is very proficient and professional.'
  4. 'A.C. developed an interest in martial arts and became quite proficient.'
  5. 'In a nutshell, the series went in favour of the team that was more professional and proficient in skills as well as in strategies.'
  6. 'I'm not nearly that proficient, but a bit of ambidexterity can benefit any golfer.'
  7. 'He coached them in becoming proficient riders and huntsmen, skilled archers and unyielding wrestlers.'
  8. 'It is fascinating to watch a complete novice become proficient in a specialised job in a mere four weeks.'
  9. 'Like any proficient superhero I didn't take up this job for the accolades.'
  10. 'Although he was very proficient at these jobs, he soon decided to pursue higher education.'
  11. 'As man became more and more proficient in making war, he also became wiser in means of defense.'


A person who is proficient.
  1. 'I tried my very best daily to become a proficient of it.'


1. well-advanced or competent in any art, science, or subject; skilled: a proficient swimmer. noun

2. an expert.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be proficient at things."

"students can be proficient in englishs."

"people can be proficient with models."

"people can be proficient in uses."

"people can be proficient in scrabbles."

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Late 16th century: from Latin proficient- ‘advancing’, from the verb proficere, from pro- ‘on behalf of’ + facere ‘do, make’.