(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. skilled, practiced, accomplished, versed, well-versed, qualified, able, skillful, knowing, trained, wise, expert, veteran, matured, seasoned, mature, with a good background, mellowed, mastered, old, rounded, conversant, familiar with, sophisticated, worldly-wise, worldly, to hell and back*, knowing the score*, knowing the ropes*, in the know*, having been around*, having been through the mill*, broken in*; see also able 2 .
Ant. new*, apprentice, beginning.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
practiced, accomplished, seasoned, weathered, *battle-scarred, initiated, knowing, knowledgeable, worldly-wise, hardened, veteran, *been through the wringer, *been there, tested, mature.
ANT.: inexperienced, green, unseasoned, naive, uninitiated
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Skilled or knowledgeable through long practice: old, practiced, seasoned, versed, veteran. Idiom: knowing the ropes. See ABILITY.

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