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synonyms for dexterous

  • able
  • active
  • acute
  • adept
  • adroit
  • agile
  • apt
  • artful
  • canny
  • clever
  • crack
  • crackerjack
  • deft
  • effortless
  • expert
  • facile
  • handy
  • having the know-how
  • masterly
  • neat
  • nimble
  • nimble-fingered
  • prompt
  • quick
  • savvy
  • skilled
  • skillful
  • slick
  • sly
  • smooth
See also synonyms for: dexterously / dexterousness / undexterous
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antonyms for dexterous

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  • awkward
  • clumsy
  • inept
  • inexpert
  • unable
  • unhandy
  • unskilled
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How to use dexterous in a sentence

Within weeks, Zola’s dexterous way with words online had inspired a legion of followers—and resulted in offers for adaptations off of social media—chief among them, a feature film deal with James Franco, which Zola accepted.
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Humans have these qualities of being very dexterous and being able to care directly to the patient and communicate and have compassion with them.
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Waterproof and breathable, they’re as dexterous as many non-weather protective leather gloves, but they don’t get sweat saturated or soaked with precipitation.
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They’re thin and dexterous enough that you can buckle your ski boots or adjust straps on your backcountry ski pack, but packed with enough synthetic insulation that your hands won’t freeze while riding the lift.
MY FAVORITE WINTER GLOVES FOR VARIOUS ACTIVITIESJAKOB SCHILLERFEBRUARY 3, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
Cold temperature activities that require more dexterity would benefit from gloves, while less dexterous activities might consider mittens.
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But he was so surprisingly dexterous with his lips, and feet too, when he was in his cabin that I suppose I put them down to that.
UNCANNY TALESVARIOUS
Allow me, Miss Duncombe, to give this in your name to this young lady, as thanks for her dexterous help.
RUTHELIZABETH CLEGHORN GASKELL
Some are dexterous enough to catch the coin even before it touches the bottom.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
The mountebanks and merry-andrews appeared more dexterous and more humorous.
TRAVELS THROUGH THE SOUTH OF FRANCE AND THE INTERIOR OF PROVINCES OF PROVENCE AND LANGUEDOC IN THE YEARS 1807 AND 1808LT-COL. PINKNEY
The sapajous are very sagacious and dexterous: they go in companies, and mutually warn and assist each other.
BUFFON'S NATURAL HISTORY. VOLUME IX (OF 10)GEORGES LOUIS LECLERC DE BUFFON
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