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dextrous

dex·trous (dex·ter·ous)

dextrous (dexterous)

 
pronunciation:
dek strs [or] dek st rs
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: skillful in using one's hands, body, or mind; adroit; clever.
He was dextrous and made a good carpenter.
synonyms:
adroit, agile, clever, deft, nimble
antonyms:
awkward, clumsy, unskillful
similar words:
adept, facile, handy, lithe, quick
definition 2: of an action, done with dexterity.
similar words:
cunning, deft, facile
derivations: dextrously (adv.), dextrousness (n.)
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The word dextrous contains the following part:
dextr, dextro Latin root that means on the righthand side; skilful