Antonyms for proficientprəˈfɪʃ ənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. adept, expert, good, practiced, proficient, skillful, skilful(adj)

    having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude

    Antonyms:
    unskilled

    Synonyms:
    dear, good, right, in effect(p), unspoiled, skillful, sound, serious, effective, upright, salutary, in force(p), skilful, practiced, dependable, estimable, technical, expert, secure, beneficial, proficient, full, honest, respectable, undecomposed, unspoilt, nice, ripe, just, safe, adept, honorable, well(p), near, practised

  2. technical, proficient(adj)

    of or relating to technique or proficiency in a practical skill

    Antonyms:
    unskilled

    Synonyms:
    skilful, technical, expert, good, practiced, skillful, adept, technological, proficient

Wiktionary

  1. proficient(adjective)

    Good at; skilled; fluent; practiced, especially in relation to a task or skill.

    Synonyms:
    expert, skilled, practiced, fluent

English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald

  1. proficient

    Skilful signifies possessing and using readily practical knowledge and ability, having alert and well-trained faculties with reference to a given work. One is adept in that for which he has a natural gift improved by practise; he is expert in that of which training, experience, and study have given him a thorough mastery; he is dexterous in that which he can do effectively, with or without training, especially in work of the hand or bodily activities. In the case of the noun, "an expert" denotes one who is "experienced" in the fullest sense, a master of his branch of knowledge. A skilled workman is one who has thoroughly learned his trade, though he may be naturally quite dull; a skilful workman has some natural brightness, ability, and power of adaptation, in addition to his acquired knowledge and dexterity. Compare CLEVER; DEXTERITY; POWER.

    Antonyms:
    awkward, bungling, clumsy, helpless, inexpert, maladroit, shiftless, unhandy, unskilled, untaught, untrained

    Synonyms:
    accomplished, adept, adroit, apt, clever, deft, dexterous, expert, handy, happy, ingenious, practised, skilful, skilled, trained

    Preposition:
    Skilful at or in a work, with a pen or tool of any kind.

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