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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
References in classic literature ?
Lydgate had often fastened the plaits before, being among the deftest of men with his large finely formed fingers.
So extra time was needed, and two minutes in great work down the left by James Joyce resulted in a cross which Marc Williams controlled and applied the deftest of finishes.
And Aguero led the way, breaking the visitors' resistance by ghosting in front of Ciaran Clark with the deftest of glancing headers from Kevin De Bruyne's superbly-delivered cross for his 20th goal of the season.
The Algeria midfielder, who like Coutinho has been linked with a January move, produced the deftest of sidefoot volleys to give Leicester the lead against Huddersfield, with Islam Slimani and Marc Albrighton adding further second-half goals.
And an alert Urretaviscaya netted with deftest of left-footed touch into the goal.
A great pass out to Cranie on the right from Lolley enabled the rightback to play a perfect ball into the box for Quaner to apply the deftest of touches to make it 1-0 to the visitors.
But at the piano he is mesmerising, capable of holding an audience in thrall with the deftest of strokes or while cascading down the keyboard.
I wouldn't be the deftest of finishers, though I've scored a lot of goals for Kerry; normally I just lash it, a real head-down-and-roof-it merchant, trying to take the net off the hinges.
The 26-year-old applied the deftest of touches to divert substitute James McClean's free-kick into the far corner.
Moments later another fast and tricky cross from the right skimmed to the near post and the deftest of touches put the home team in front as the ball found the narrowest of gaps.
Douglas showed the deftest of touches, before finding the back of the net with a strike on the turn.
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.