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dexterous

[ dek-struhs, -ster-uhs ]SEE DEFINITION OF dexterous

Synonyms for dexterous

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Antonyms for dexterous

  • awkward
  • clumsy
  • inept
  • inexpert
  • unable
  • unhandy
  • unskilled
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DEXTEROUS

A dexterous dab or two of that would have put an end to all his glory.

Trenton could not but admire the knowledge of these two men and their dexterous use of it.

Many other dexterous and agreeable architectural artists we 33.

A dexterous carver, would help half a dozen people in less time than is often wasted in making civil faces to a single guest.

To depend on his horse's speed, and his own dexterous hand to guide him, was all his hope.

He was far stronger than Mr. Dootleby, but not nearly so quick and dexterous.

Her dexterous hands twisted her hair back into loose coils on her head.

He was facile, ingenious, dexterous, everything but inspired.

The Indians are dexterous in contrivances for that purpose, which we had not.

He was too powerful not to dread, too dexterous not to admire, too superior to hate.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, "convenient, suitable," formed in English from Latin dexter (see dexterity) + -ous. Meaning "skillful, clever" is from 1620s.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DEXTEROUS

able

adjectiveable to perform well; having a proven capacity
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