Junior vs Adept - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between junior and adept
is that junior
is junior (especially a junior sportsman) while adept
is one fully skilled or well versed in anything; a proficient; as, adepts in philosophy.
As an adjective adept is
well skilled; completely versed; thoroughly proficient.
* juniour (obsolete)
(not comparable, often, preceded by a possessive adjective or a possessive form of a noun) Younger.
* 1939 , "Uncle Fred in the Springtime":
(not comparable) Of or pertaining to a third academic year in a four-year high school (eleventh grade) or university.
(comparable) Low in rank; having a subordinate role, job, or situation.
Belonging to a younger person, or an earlier time of life.
* Sir Thomas Browne
- The last man I met who was at school with me, though some years my junior, had a long white beard and no teeth.
- Our first studies and junior endeavours.
A younger person.
* (Angela Brazil)
- four years his junior
A third-year student at a high school or university.
A name suffix used after a son's name when his father has the same name. Abbreviation:
- Miss Mitchell would certainly be most relieved to have a monitress who was capable of organising the juniors at games.
Well skilled; completely versed; thoroughly proficient
* 1837-1839 ,
- Adept as she was, in all the arts of cunning and dissimulation, the girl Nancy could not wholly conceal the effect which the knowledge of the step she had taken, wrought upon her mind.
* See also
One fully skilled or well versed in anything; a proficient; as, adepts in philosophy.
* 1841 , , Barnaby Rudge :
* 1894-95 , , Jude the Obscure :
- When he had achieved this task, he applied himself to the acquisition of stable language, in which he soon became such an adept , that he would perch outside my window and drive imaginary horses with great skill, all day.
- Others, alas, had an instinct towards artificiality in their very blood, and became adepts in counterfeiting at the first glimpse of it.
* See also
* pated, taped