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Definition 1: quick or skillful or adept in action or thought - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where adroit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an exceptionally adroit pianist
  • an adroit technician
  • his adroit replies to hecklers won him many followers
  • an adroit negotiator

(adroit is similar to ...) free from clumsiness; precisely or deftly executed

"he landed a clean left on his opponent's cheek" "a clean throw" "the neat exactness of the surgeon's knife"

(adroit is similar to ...) showing inventiveness and skill

"a clever gadget" "the cunning maneuvers leading to his success" "an ingenious solution to the problem"

(adroit is similar to ...) being dexterous in the use of more than one set of muscle movements

"she was usually good with her hands and well coordinated"

(adroit is similar to ...) skillful in physical movements; especially of the hands

"a deft waiter" "deft fingers massaged her face" "dexterous of hand and inventive of mind"

(adroit is similar to ...) skillful with the hands

"handy with an axe"

(adroit is similar to ...) having nimble fingers literally or figuratively; especially for stealing or picking pockets

"a light-fingered burglar who can crack the combination of a bank vault" "the light-fingered thoughtfulness...of the most civilized playwright of the era"

(adroit is similar to ...) mentally nimble and resourceful

"quick-witted debater" "saved an embarrassing situation with quick-witted tact"

(means also ...) marked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft

"the artful dodger" "an artful choice of metaphors"

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