adroitness


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.adroitness - skillful performance or ability without difficultyadroitness - skillful performance or ability without difficulty; "his quick adeptness was a product of good design"; "he was famous for his facility as an archer"
skillfulness - the state of being cognitively skillful
touch - deftness in handling matters; "he has a master's touch"
dexterity, manual dexterity, sleight - adroitness in using the hands

adroitness

adroitness

noun
Skillfulness in the use of the hands or body:
Translations
مَهَارَة، حِذق
zručnost
behændigheddygtighed
lipurî; ráîsnilld

adroitness

[əˈdrɔɪtnɪs] Ndestreza f, habilidad f

adroitness

[əˈdrɔɪtnɪs] nadresse f, habilité f

adroitness

n (of lawyer, reply, reasoning)Gewandtheit f, → Geschicklichkeit f; (of mind)Schärfe f

adroitness

[əˈdrɔɪtnɪs] nabilità

adroit

(əˈdroit) adjective
skilful. his adroit handling of the boat.
aˈdroitly adverb
aˈdroitness noun
References in classic literature ?
This young man had been hired out by his master to work in a bagging factory, where his adroitness and ingenuity caused him to be considered the first hand in the place.
I say so because Don Fernando made all haste to leave me, and by the adroitness of my maid, who was indeed the one who had admitted him, gained the street before daybreak; but on taking leave of me he told me, though not with as much earnestness and fervour as when he came, that I might rest assured of his faith and of the sanctity and sincerity of his oaths; and to confirm his words he drew a rich ring off his finger and placed it upon mine.
On the question thus started a discussion arose, conducted by Madame de Troisville and the old Marquise de Casteran with such delicacy and adroitness that the poor victim revealed, without being aware of it, the secrets of her house.
It happened that the performer who had hitherto formed the base of the Car had quitted the troupe, and as, to fill this part, only strength and adroitness were necessary, Passepartout had been chosen to take his place.
He required hard cash in return for some corn with which he supplied the worthy captain, and left the latter at a loss which most to admire, his native chivalry as a brave, or his acquired adroitness as a trader.
Indeed, in the number of his horses consists the wealth of an Indian of the prairies; who resembles an Arab in his passion for this noble animal, and in his adroitness in the management of it.
But, for weeks thereafter she managed with an almost miraculous adroitness to have him asleep at meal times.
It would be, you know, dear," she added with an innocent adroitness, "in Madame Olenska's interest if you did.
And leaning over the sculptures with the fascinated air of a demonstrator of living phenomena: "Do you not think, for instance, that yon metamorphosis in bas-relief is executed with much adroitness, delicacy and patience?
My brother knows him, he's dined with him- the present Emperor- more than once in Paris, and tells me he never met a more cunning or subtle diplomatist- you know, a combination of French adroitness and Italian play-acting
Her presence of mind and adroitness in carrying out his hints were admirable, and it is not wonderful that the idea of seeing Rosamond began to mingle itself with his interest in the case.
In their eyes, crime belongs to the assizes or the police-courts; but the socially refined evils escape their ken; the adroitness that triumphs under shield of the Code is above them or beneath them; they have neither eye-glass nor telescope; they want good stout horrors easily visible.