adept at [a subject]

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Hi all, can "adept" be used to when talking about being good at a certain subject? For example:

I was adept at science and math when I was in high school.

Many thanks!
  • velisarius

    Senior Member
    British English (Sussex)
    I think you could use it if you wanted to, but it is closer to "skilled" than to "being good at something". You might be interested in this thread:
    adept vs. skilled

    I was adept at needlework when I was in high school.
    I was adept at setting up chemistry experiments and doing computer simulations when I was in high school.

    (I'm not quite sure about the wording of that one, having been pretty useless at science and maths really)
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