Masterful



[mas-ter-fuh l, mah-ster-] /ˈmæs tər fəl, ˈmɑ stər-/

adjective
1.
dominating; self-willed; imperious.
2.
having or showing the qualities of a ; authoritative; powerful.
3.
showing or skill; masterly:
a masterful performance.
/ˈmɑːstəfʊl/
adjective
1.
having or showing mastery
2.
fond of playing the master; imperious
3.
masterly
adj.

c.1300, “fond of being a master,” from master (n.) + -ful. Sense evolved through “having capabilities to command” (c.1400) to “characterized by a master’s skill” (1610s). Related: Masterfully.

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