adroit


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms.

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 ?
Philip had been very adroit, and it was with a heavy heart that he gave up his winning; but his fingers itched to play still, and a few days later, on his way to the football field, he went into a shop and bought a pennyworth of J pens.
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.
And the most experienced and adroit painter could not by mere mechanical facility paint anything if the lines of the subject were not revealed to him first.
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.
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.
They are dextrous boatmen, vigorous and adroit with the oar and paddle, and will row from morning until night without a murmur.
But if the count, getting more and more into the swing of it, charmed the spectators by the unexpectedness of his adroit maneuvers and the agility with which he capered about on his light feet, Marya Dmitrievna produced no less impression by slight exertions- the least effort to move her shoulders or bend her arms when turning, or stamp her foot- which everyone appreciated in view of her size and habitual severity.
He nodded his head to and fro significantly, opened the door with an adroit movement, and stepped out with a lightness unexpected at his age.
He stooped a little as though to see over the white rails, but she was too adroit.
This adroit question touched the heart of Miss Jane Osborne not a little.
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.