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knack

[ nak ]SEE DEFINITION OF knack

Synonyms for knack

  • aptitude
  • dexterity
  • flair
  • genius
  • ingenuity
  • propensity
  • quickness
  • savvy
  • skill
  • adroitness
  • aptness
  • bent
  • capacity
  • command
  • expertise
  • expertness
  • facility
  • faculty
  • forte
  • gift
  • handiness
  • head
  • know-how
  • mastership
  • nose
  • readiness
  • set
  • skillfulness
  • trick
  • turn
  • expertism
  • hang of it
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Antonyms for knack

  • disinclination
  • inability
  • incapacity
  • ineptness
  • ignorance
  • incompetence
  • lack
  • ineptitude
  • want
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR KNACK

Yet do I know what a task I have undertaken, because of the knack you are noted for at writing.

I said it required a knack or a genius or something and that I was certain you had it.

Nothing is more important to good teaching than the knack of apt illustration.

The Moors brought the knack from the ancient city of Damascus.

Did we children of Boccaccio impart to you that knack for practical joking?

Some folks have a knack of seeing sperrits, and then agin some hasn't.

It is a knack, and I began to improve and had fewer upsettings.

I have never had the knack of drawing much affection to myself.

It's yourself that has the knack of always getting into the thick of it.

There is a knack in the use of the dividers, where accuracy is wanted, and where the surface is of wood.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., "deception, trick, device," of uncertain origin, probably from a Low German word meaning "a sharp sounding blow" (cf. Middle English knak, late 14c.; German knacken "to crack"), of imitative origin. Sense of "special skill" is first recorded 1580s, if this is in fact the same word.

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