Of or pertaining to the manner of a master of an art, technique, profession, or craft; masterly. (adjective)
In the manner of a master; very skillful. (adjective)
Having or showing the qualities of a master vis-a-vis a dependent or subordinate; authoritative; domineering. (adjective)
Examples of word masterful
The other was a shrewd-looking, keen-faced, sparely-built man, with somewhat aquiline nose and straight narrow forehead, not at all bad-looking or evil-looking and with an air of strong determination; in short, what one calls a masterful man.
He began making recordings under his own name in the mid-'80s - around the time he was diagnosed with HIV - and for the better part of the next two decades, became known as a masterful interpreter and accompanist in his own right.
a stern and stubborn nature that those who liked him called masterful, and that those who disliked him -- a more numerous body -- termed tyrannical.
All six of the Vol’s scoring drives covered more than 80 yards, with freshman QBs Brent Schaeffer and Erik Ainge directed the drives in masterful fashion.
Though she did not graduate with a specific distinction, she was known as a masterful storyteller.