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dex·ter·ous (dex·trous)

dexterous (dextrous)

 
pronunciation:
dek st rs
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: skillful in using one's hands, body, or mind; adroit; clever.
He was not particularly dexterous and had difficulty with any task requiring assembly of parts.Having lost his arms, the veteran had become dexterous with his feet.
synonyms:
adept, adroit, clever, skillful
antonyms:
awkward, clumsy, fumbling
similar words:
agile, nimble
definition 2: skillfully carried out.
Her dexterous management of the company during those difficult years is what saved it from bankruptcy.
synonyms:
adept, adroit, deft, skillful
antonyms:
clumsy, inept, unskillful
similar words:
clever, cunning
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