dexterously


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dex·ter·ous

 (dĕk′stər-əs, -strəs) also dex·trous (-strəs)
adj.
1. Skillful in the use of the hands.
2. Having mental skill or adroitness.
3. Done with dexterity: a dexterous maneuver.

[From Latin dexter, skillful; see dexter.]

dex′ter·ous·ly adv.
dex′ter·ous·ness n.
Synonyms: dexterous, deft, adroit, handy, nimble
These adjectives refer to skill and ease in performance. Dexterous implies physical or mental agility: dexterous fingers; a dexterous debater.
Deft suggests quickness, sureness, neatness, and lightness of touch: deft strokes; a deft turn of phrase.
Adroit implies ease and natural skill, especially in challenging situations: an adroit skier; an adroit negotiator.
Handy suggests a more modest aptitude, principally in manual work: handy with tools.
Nimble stresses quickness and lightness in physical or mental performance: nimble feet; nimble wits.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.dexterously - with dexterity; in a dexterous manner; "dextrously he untied the knots"
Translations

dexterously

dextrously [ˈdekstrəslɪ] ADV [pass, snatch etc] → con destreza; [avoid] → diestramente, hábilmente

dexterously

advgeschickt

dexterously

dextrously [ˈdɛkstrəslɪ] adv (with physical skill) → con destrezza; (with mental skill) → sagacemente
References in classic literature ?
One of the attending harpooneers now advances with a long, keen weapon called a boarding-sword, and watching his chance he dexterously slices out a considerable hole in the lower part of the swaying mass.
This he presently returned with no less violence, aiming likewise at the parson's breast; but he dexterously drove down the fist of Jones, so that it reached only his belly, where two pounds of beef and as many of pudding were then deposited, and whence consequently no hollow sound could proceed.
The young wife worked easily, merrily, and dexterously.
Then, hand-over-hand, down the other part, the Indian drops through the air, till dexterously he lands on the summit of the head.
It seems indeed to be a work that requires some exactness, but the professor assured us, "that if it were dexterously performed, the cure would be infallible.
I told him what I had seen; told him in broken sentences, with gasps of pain between them, and very dexterously and swiftly he bound my arm meanwhile.
As soon as one, fit for their purpose, makes his appearance, they run out, and with the laso, dexterously noose him by either leg.
It was one of his own, which he had dexterously substituted for those which his host had placed at his disposal.
She then broke the lace off short, and dexterously throwing it into a ditch, was presently obliged to entreat them to stop, and acknowledged her inability to put herself to rights so as to be able to walk home in tolerable comfort.
After a few dull efforts to get to sleep again, which the man dexterously combated by stirring the fire continuously for five minutes, he got up, tossed his hat on, and walked out.
Basilio has but this ewe-lamb, and no one, however powerful he may be, shall take her from him; these two whom God hath joined man cannot separate; and he who attempts it must first pass the point of this lance;" and so saying he brandished it so stoutly and dexterously that he overawed all who did not know him.
but the Chancellor, being aware of him, has dexterously vanished.