- Word Combinations (adjective), Word Explorer
|part of speech:
||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.
- adroit, dextrous, skillful
- awkward, unhandy
- similar words:
- adept, agile, clever, dexterous, handy, nimble, proficient, spry
||able, artful, clean, competent, expert, quick, ready, resourceful, subtle
||deftly (adv.), deftness (n.)