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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.

deft

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

deft

(dɛft)

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

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

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:
Translations
لَبِق، رَشيق
obratnýzručný
behændigsnild
leikinn
dexter
mikliaimiklusmitrumas
izveicīgsveikls
hünerlimaharetli

deft

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

deft

[ˈdɛft] adj [action, movement] → adroit(e)

deft

adj (+er)flink, geschickt

deft

[dɛft] adj (-er (comp) (-est (superl))) → abile, destro/a

deft

(deft) adjective
skilful, quick and neat. his deft handling of the situation.
ˈdeftly adverb
ˈdeftness noun
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The teenager provided the pace that's been missing since the departure of Callum Wilson, able to race in behind and coolly slot home as he did for his outstanding first, while also showing the deftest of touches with a cheeky flick for his second.
A seven-game unbeaten streak had taken Inter to within touching distance of a place in the Europa League next season and that positive trend looked set to continue when Icardi got the deftest of touches with his chest to Brozovic's shot to divert the ball into the far corner of Marco Storari's goal.
YMCA elected to take the scrum again from the penalty and the ball was well won and out to Simon Wilson who provided the deftest of touches with a superb inside ball to find Ed Barber coming in at a perfect angle to carve through the defence and score a try close to the posts, leaving Stead with the easiest of conversions.
Daniel Sturridge looked menacing in front of goal and the striker confirmed he is fast returning with a classy finish on 51 minutes after a wonderful, precise cross from Henderson allowed him the deftest of headers.
James Morrison floated the ball towards the back post and Naismith peeled off Piszczek before getting the deftest of touches to guide it just inside the post from six yards.
Sergio Aguero (or 'Agueroooo' as TV commentator Martin Tyler famously exclaimed) will go down in the annals as the man who won City their first title in 44 years with the last gasp of all last gasp goals, but who was it who teed him up with the deftest of touches?
But he pulled the ball back to Kevin McDonald, whose cross found Dicko for the deftest of headers to send the ball creeping past Robinson inside the far post.
Matthew Fisher then fired home from a Williams cross, while Joey Leahy sprang the Porth offside trap in the last minute and chipped the keeper with the deftest of lobs.
Stoke had more chances in a slower-tempo second half before the introduction of Adnan Januzaj and Hernandez inspired United to grab their 78th minute equaliser, Rooney providing the deftest of flicks to a Van Persie corner.
It fell to Rooney to ease home frustration 12 minutes from time when he applied the deftest of flicks to a Van Persie corner to draw United level - and Hernandez sealed United's quickfire comeback by heading the winner two minutes later.
HRH the Prime Minister is one of the deftest leaders in the world.
The striker spun marker Michael Nelson with the deftest of touches before firing a cannonball of a shot into the corner of Ben Williams' net.