deftness


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deft

 (dĕft)
adj. deft·er, deft·est
Quick and skillful; adroit. See Synonyms at dexterous.

[Middle English dafte, defte, gentle, humble, well-mannered, from Old English dafte, meek.]

deft′ly adv.
deft′ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deftness - skillful performance or ability without difficultydeftness - 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

deftness

deftness

noun
Skillfulness in the use of the hands or body:
Translations
رَشاقَه ، لَباقَه
obratnostzručnost
behændighedsnilde
leikni

deftness

[ˈdeftnɪs] Ndestreza f, habilidad f

deftness

[ˈdɛftnɪs] nadresse f, dextérité f

deftness

nFlinkheit f, → Geschicktheit f

deftness

[ˈdɛftnɪs] nabilità f inv, destrezza

deft

(deft) adjective
skilful, quick and neat. his deft handling of the situation.
ˈdeftly adverb
ˈdeftness noun
References in classic literature ?
An' I'd better niver ha' had a son, as is like no other body's son for the deftness an' th' handiness, an' so looked on by th' grit folks, an' tall an' upright like a poplar-tree, an' me to be parted from him an' niver see 'm no more.
West, the well-known Brooklyn educator, was then in charge of the school, and remembers the lad's deftness in English composition, and his struggles with mathematics.
He liked the deftness with which her hands worked the pie dough, the quick way she moved between stove and table, yet mingled with this admiration was a slight but distinct hostility.
So Robin straightway left the Beggar, who, upon his part, went to a budding lime bush back of the hedge, and there spread his feast upon the grass and roasted his eggs upon a little fagot fire, with a deftness gained by long labor in that line.
But a dog, clutched by the neck from the back, can never be a match for two men, gifted with the intelligence and deftness of men, each of them two-handed with four fingers and an opposable thumb to each hand.
He struck me as stupid, and yet the deftness with which he worked with his one hand seemed to belie his stupidity.
Such an affair as the present, staged with a deftness that was almost beautiful, lay beyond her powers and those of her friends.
Tartar, with a wave of his hand and the deftness of a cat, had already dipped through his scuttle of scarlet runners without breaking a leaf, and 'gone below.
Here, however, that deftness is only intermittently present, his focus so heavily on the what, that he neglects the how.
Although not a prolific goalscorer, he possessed deftness in either foot and had a tremendous turn of pace that would leave defenders bemused.
Aiden McGeady tormented them with his wing play while they could not handle the deftness and work rate of Romelu Lukaku, nor the pentrating runs of Leighton Baines.
With deftness, Smith moves from chapter to chapter, carefully uncovering this complex yet common emotion using every means imaginable at his disposal.