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Variant of dexterous.
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Adj.1.dextrous - 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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(dekˈsterəti) noun
skill and/or quickness, especially with the hands. She showed her dexterity with a needle and thread.
ˈdext(e)rous adjective
skilful, especially with the hands. He is a very dexterous surgeon.
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They are dextrous boatmen, vigorous and adroit with the oar and paddle, and will row from morning until night without a murmur.
On the very day when Sir Patrick's dextrous treatment of his sister-in-law had smoothed the way to the hastening of the marriage, an obstacle was raised to the new arrangement by no less a person than Blanche herself.
Mightie Father, thou thy foes Justly hast in derision, and secure Laugh'st at thir vain designes and tumults vain, Matter to mee of Glory, whom thir hate Illustrates, when they see all Regal Power Giv'n me to quell thir pride, and in event Know whether I be dextrous to subdue Thy Rebels, or be found the worst in Heav'n.
From an external perspective, the challenge that will call for dextrous navigation is the focus on an efficient, self-financing and independent AU.
Back for his fifth time in a row, Slack, who plays Buttons, confidently leads the audience while showing a dextrous array of talents - from singing to dancing to impressions.
Despite being short-lived (just three worlds to conquer) the dextrous demands of success are huge.
THE GENTLE APPROACH: For slightly older children of two-and-a-half or more, this is more child-centred and has the advantage that older children are easier to train, have fewer accidents and are more dextrous with clothing.
UK-based product design company Cambridge Consultants, has developed a highly dextrous robotic surgical system.
German clarinetist Magdalena Faust was expressive and delightful in her dextrous handling of Carl Maria von Weber's testing Clarinet Concerto #2.
His main attribute is his strength, which enables him to flatten opponents, while he also offers a dextrous offloading game.
com price: PS18, saving PS7 on rrp) READING former Wisden editor Scyld Berry on cricket is akin to watching a particularly dextrous potter at his wheel, skilfully moulding and caressing his raw materials, in Berry's case, the English language, to produce something of lasting beauty.
Looking like an interactive cartoon, there is some light physics puzzling thrown in, but for the most part you're propelling the pachyderm through a varied, wellpaced series of dextrous platforming challenges, over 18 stages.