Antonyms for dexterously

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They tell me the cautery, if dexterously applied, is better; but I have not tried it.

He prepared his effects as studiously and almost as dexterously as Dumas himself.

He dexterously avoided coming into contact with them in Italy.

He did the work speedily and dexterously, and then departed as silently as he had come.

The candlelight glinted on the knife blade as he twisted it about dexterously.

You observe how dexterously the device of the necklace is imitated.

Mr. Flaxman dexterously continued the subject of the Elsmeres.

The other, unmoved, dexterously shifted a mouthful of tobacco.

The Doomsman caught it dexterously and fastened it on his breast.

“Let me take it, father,” and he dexterously brought it off.

WORD ORIGIN

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

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