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See definition of deftly on Dictionary.com
  • as incleverly
  • as indelicately
  • as inshrewdly

synonyms for deftly

  • ably
  • adroitly
  • aptly
  • expertly
  • handily
  • ingeniously
  • neatly
  • nimbly
  • skillfully
  • smoothly
  • agilely
  • cunningly
  • dexterously
  • facilely
  • glibly
  • proficiently
  • quickly
  • readily
  • resourcefully
  • ably
  • adroitly
  • artfully
  • carefully
  • cleverly
  • coolly
  • deliberately
  • intelligently
  • judiciously
  • keenly
  • knowingly
  • skillfully
  • slyly
  • smartly
  • sagaciously
  • cunningly
  • deceptively
  • facilely
  • foxily
  • guilefully
  • perspicaciously
  • trickily

antonyms for deftly

MOST RELEVANT
  • awkwardly
  • clumsily
  • unskillfully
  • strongly
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    The dwarfs leaped into the air and in a bound seized and cut the branches, out of which they deftly wove a basket chair.
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    The white-haired man deftly removed Talpers's revolver from its holster and put it on the table.
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    Bent low over the machine, he seems absorbed in the work, his hands deftly manipulating the shuttle, his foot on the treadle.
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    "Those Others could not breathe under the water, as you cannot," he explained as he worked deftly and swiftly.
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    WORDS RELATED TO DEFTLY

    • ably
    • adroitly
    • agilely
    • aptly
    • cunningly
    • deftly
    • dexterously
    • expertly
    • facilely
    • glibly
    • handily
    • ingeniously
    • neatly
    • nimbly
    • proficiently
    • quickly
    • readily
    • resourcefully
    • skillfully
    • smoothly
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