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deft

deft

 
 
pronunciation:
deft
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part of speech: adjective
definition: capable, quick, and clever in action; skillful; dexterous.
It requires deft fingers to operate the device with speed and accuracy.Only a deft seamstress could do this kind of stitching.
synonyms:
adroit, dextrous, skillful
antonyms:
awkward, unhandy
similar words:
adept, agile, clever, handy, nimble, proficient, spry
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derivations: deftly (adv.), deftness (n.)
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