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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.
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deft

(dɛft)
adj
quick and neat in movement; nimble; dexterous
[C13 (in the sense: gentle): see daft]
ˈdeftly adv
ˈdeftness n
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deft

(dɛft)

adj. -er, -est.
skillful; nimble; facile.
[1175–1225; Middle English; variant of daft]
deft′ly, adv.
deft′ness, n.
syn: See dexterous.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.deft - 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"
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deft

adjective skilful, able, expert, clever, neat, handy, adept, nimble, proficient, agile, adroit, dexterous Her movements were neat and deft.
awkward, clumsy, inept, bumbling, gauche, cack-handed (informal), maladroit, unskilful
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deft

adjective
1. Showing art or skill in performing or doing:
2. Exhibiting or possessing skill and ease in performance:
3. Well done or executed:
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Translations
لَبِق، رَشيق
obratnýzručný
behændigsnild
leikinn
dexter
mikliaimiklusmitrumas
izveicīgsveikls
hünerlimaharetli

deft

[deft] ADJ (defter (compar) (deftest (superl))) → diestro, hábil
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deft

[ˈdɛft] adj [action, movement] → adroit(e)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

deft

adj (+er)flink, geschickt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

deft

[dɛft] adj (-er (comp) (-est (superl))) → abile, destro/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

deft

(deft) adjective
skilful, quick and neat. his deft handling of the situation.
ˈdeftly adverb
ˈdeftness noun
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
References in classic literature ?
How she received the sceptre of Cathay, Some bard of defter quill may sing some day;
current account defter would remain undisturbed despite the displacement of European by Asian investors.
While one can imagine a defter staging of an episodic text that cries out for a turntable set rather than Giles Cadle's cleverly paneled all-purpose space, writer-director LaBute demonstrates an ability to cut to the quick that surpasses the thudding ironies of his monologue-driven "bash." Some may be blown away by "The Shape of Things," and others (women, I suspect) will loathe it, but the truth is that there hasn't been so potentially inflammatory an American play since "Oleanna."
In light of the Ottomans' famous practice of recording almost everything in a special defter (record), the last remark becomes all the more poignant, especially when the author herself readily admits that: "It may, of course, be that the scroll's Timurid-Turkmen repertory was copied at a much later date, but this is quite unlikely given the striking difference between its sophisticated drafting conventions and those of nineteenth- and twentieth-century scrolls" (pp.
To Hickok's credit, moreover, rather than limiting himself to faceless defter statistics, he uses judiciously a rich array of Ottoman sources - such as chronicles, diaries, and poetry - in addition to archival material.
* Ogrencilerinin odevlerini duzeltmek: Feride, ogrencilerinin defter, odev ve yazili cevap kagitlarini okuyup tek tek duzeltir ve onlari ogrencilerine gosterir:
Doris Lessing'in Altin Defter ve Peride Celal'in Uc Kadinin Romani'ninda Kadin ve Yazma Edimi
Sorgulama ilerleyince de bu parayi cariyenin yine Bey'in defter kethudasi Mehmed ile birlikte alip kactigi one surulmustu.
Memoirs of Fuat Balkan who was a member of Esref's group in Thrace Campaign during Balkan Wars (Komitaci: Fuat Balkan'in Anilari); Kara Defter: Ataturk'un Silah Arkadasi Ihsan Eryavuz Anlatiyor which includes the memoirs of Ihsan Eryavuz, former Unionist and officer of the Special Organization; Ittihat ve Terakki Icinde Donenler by Samih Nafiz Tansu, Kurtulus Savasinda Istanbul ve Yardimlari by Husnu Himmetoglu; Milli Mucadele Donemi TBMM Hukumeti Tarafindan Istanbul da Kurulan Gizli Cemiyetler by Mesut Aydin, Teskilat-i Mahsusa'nin Reisi Suleyman Askeri Bey by Nurettin Simsek and Emir Sekib Aslan ve Sehid-i Muhterem Enver Pasa by Erol Cihangir would also contribute to the completion of the Esref Kuscubasi's life.
Antifidelity reflects and flows from suspicion or conviction that our country's governance would be morally and practically improved--more in line with true political values, more respectful of ordinary people, more responsive to popular opinion and preference, defter at solving problems and setting policy--if Americans could somehow teach themselves to "systematically ignore the Constitution" (29) or to cast aside "the entire enterprise of seeking constitutional meaning." (30) Note that Antifidelity thus stands opposed to calls for "popular" constitutionalism.