adroit


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a·droit

 (ə-droit′)
adj.
Quick and skillful in body or mind; deft. See Synonyms at dexterous.

[French, from à droit : à, to (from Latin ad; see ad-) + droit, right (from Latin dīrēctus; see direct).]

a·droit′ly adv.
a·droit′ness n.

adroit

(əˈdrɔɪt)
adj
1. skilful or dexterous
2. quick in thought or reaction
[C17: from French à droit according to right, rightly]
aˈdroitly adv
aˈdroitness n

a•droit

(əˈdrɔɪt)

adj.
1. expert in using the hands or body; nimble
2. cleverly skillful, resourceful, or ingenious.
[1645–55; < French, Old French: elegant, skillful =a- a-5 + droit, dreit straight, just, correct < Latin dīrēctus; see direct]
a•droit′ly, adv.
a•droit′ness, n.
syn: See dexterous.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.adroit - quick or skillful or adept in action or thoughtadroit - quick or skillful or adept in action or thought; "an exceptionally adroit pianist"; "an adroit technician"; "his adroit replies to hecklers won him many followers"; "an adroit negotiator"
artful - marked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft; "the artful dodger"; "an artful choice of metaphors"
maladroit - not adroit; "a maladroit movement of his hand caused the car to swerve"; "a maladroit translation"; "maladroit propaganda"

adroit

adjective skilful, able, skilled, expert, bright (informal), clever, tasty (Brit. informal), apt, cunning, ingenious, adept, deft, nimble, masterful, proficient, artful, quick-witted, dexterous She is a remarkably adroit politician.
awkward, blundering, bungling, clumsy, inept, uncoordinated, cack-handed (informal), inexpert, maladroit, unskilful, unhandy, ham-fisted or ham-handed (informal)

adroit

adjective
1. Well done or executed:
2. Showing art or skill in performing or doing:
3. Exhibiting or possessing skill and ease in performance:
Translations
مَاهِر، بَارِع
zručný
behændigdygtigferm
leikinn, lipur
meistriškaimeistriškasmeistriškumasnagingumas
izveicīgsveikls

adroit

[əˈdrɔɪt] ADJdiestro, hábil

adroit

[əˈdrɔɪt] adjadroit(e), habile
to be adroit at doing sth → être habile à faire qch

adroit

adj lawyer, reply, reasoninggewandt, geschickt; mindscharf; to be adroit at something/doing somethinggewandt or geschickt in etw (dat)sein/darin sein, etw zu tun

adroit

[əˈdrɔɪt] adjabile, destro/a

adroit

(əˈdroit) adjective
skilful. his adroit handling of the boat.
aˈdroitly adverb
aˈdroitness noun
References in classic literature ?
By adroit management the wooden float is to rise on the other side of the mass, so that now having girdled the made whale, the chain is readily made to follow suit; and being slipped along the body, is at last locked fast round the smallest part of the tail, at the point of junction with its broad flukes or lobes.
Slipping out of the dilemma in that characteristically adroit manner, Captain Wragge got briskly on his legs again and took up his hat.
Crackenthorp; for she was so instinctively neat and adroit in all her actions, and her pretty lips met each other with such quiet firmness, that it would have been difficult for her to appear agitated.
And if he had been fortunate or adroit enough to conciliate the good-will of the people, he might induce them to consider as a very odious and unjustifiable restraint upon themselves, a provision which was calculated to debar them of the right of giving a fresh proof of their attachment to a favorite.
Du Bousquier, suspected by Monsieur de Valois of sustaining the priest and being at the bottom of the theatre intrigues, and on whose back the adroit chevalier would in any case have put those sins with his customary cleverness, was in the dock with no lawyer to defend him.
This adroit Canadian employed his time in preparing the viands and meat that he had brought off the island.
Twenty times she seemed almost to be submerged by these mountains of water which rose behind her; but the adroit management of the pilot saved her.
In three years he had gone off considerably, though he was still rather handsome and adroit.
He was spoken of as the most adroit, the strongest, and the most courageous contadino for ten leagues around; and although Teresa was universally allowed to be the most beautiful girl of the Sabines, no one had ever spoken to her of love, because it was known that she was beloved by Vampa.
When on a war party, however, they go on foot, to enable them to skulk through the country with greater secrecy; to keep in thickets and ravines, and use more adroit subterfuges and stratagems.
you are not accustomed to this sort of work and are not adroit, perhaps.
If you judged him to be the bravest, the most acute, and the most adroit man in France, you judged correctly.