masterful ADJECTIVE 1) powerful and able to control others. 2) performed or performing very skilfully.
DERIVATIVES masterfully adverb.
USAGE Strictly, there is a distinction between masterful and masterly: both mean ‘very skilful’, but only masterful means ‘powerful and able to control others’.

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  • Masterfully — Mas ter*ful*ly, adv. In a masterful manner; imperiously. [1913 Webster] A lawless and rebellious man who held lands masterfully and in high contempt of the royal authority. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • masterfully — adv. Masterfully is used with these verbs: ↑direct …   Collocations dictionary

  • masterfully — adverb in a skillfully masterful manner; with the skill of a master the young boy played the violin sonata masterfully • Derived from adjective: ↑masterful …   Useful english dictionary

  • masterfully — adverb see masterful …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • masterfully — See masterful. * * * …   Universalium

  • masterfully — adverb /ˈmɑːstəfʊli,ˈmæstɚfʊli,ˈmæstɚfʊli,ˈmæstɚfli/ In a masterful manner; in an extremely confident and competent manner. Ant: unmasterfully …   Wiktionary

  • masterfully — Synonyms and related words: ably, adeptly, adroitly, agilely, aptly, arbitrarily, artfully, artistically, autocratically, brilliantly, capably, cleverly, competently, cunningly, deftly, despotically, dexterously, dextrously, dictatorially,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • masterfully — adv. in masterful way, with command; skillfully, expertly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • masterfully — mas·ter·ful·ly …   English syllables

  • masterfully — See: masterful …   English dictionary

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