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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.

dexterous

(ˈdɛkstrəs) or

dextrous

adj
1. possessing or done with dexterity
2. a rare word for right-handed
ˈdexterously, ˈdextrously adv
ˈdexterousness, ˈdextrousness n

dex•ter•ous

(ˈdɛk strəs, -stər əs)

adj.
1. skillful or adroit in the use of the hands or body; deft.
2. having mental adroitness or skill; clever; quick.
3. done with skill or adroitness.
[1595–1605; < Latin dexter right-hand, skillful + -ous]
dex′ter•ous•ly, adv.
dex′ter•ous•ness, n.
syn: dexterous, adroit, deft imply facility and ease in performance. dexterous most often refers to physical, esp. manual, ability but can also refer to mental ability: a dexterous woodcarver; dexterous handling of a delicate situation. adroit usu. implies mental cleverness and ingenuity but can refer to physical ability: an adroit politician; an adroit juggler. deft suggests a light and assured touch in physical or mental activity: a deft waitress; deft manipulation of public opinion.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dexterous - skillful in physical movements; especially of the hands; "a deft waiter"; "deft fingers massaged her face"; "dexterous of hand and inventive of mind"
adroit - 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"

dexterous

dextrous
adjective
1. skilful, able, expert, quick, masterly, active, neat, handy, apt, ingenious, adept, deft, nimble, proficient, agile, adroit, nimble-fingered As people grow older they generally become less dexterous.
2. able, skilled, expert, masterly, clever, practised, accomplished, versed, skilful, adept, masterful, proficient, adroit, tasty (Brit. informal) the composer's dextrous manipulation of pauses and silence

dexterous

adjective
1. Exhibiting or possessing skill and ease in performance:
2. Showing art or skill in performing or doing:
Translations
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dexterous

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dexterous

dextrous [ˈdɛkstrəs] adjadroit(e)

dexterous

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adjgeschickt

dexterous

dextrous [ˈdɛkstrəs] adj (skilful) → destro/a, abile; (movement) → agile