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synonyms for dextrous

  • deft
  • glib
  • sharp
  • shrewd
  • skillful
  • sly
  • smooth
  • sophisticated
  • knowing
  • polished
  • professional
  • quick
  • wise
  • adroit
  • cagey
  • canny
  • foxy
  • plausible
  • smooth-spoken
  • specious
  • streetwise
  • unctuous
  • urbane

antonyms for dextrous

MOST RELEVANT
  • ignorant
  • naive
  • simple
  • slow
  • stupid
  • unskillful
  • amateurish
  • clumsy
  • coarse
  • rough
  • unintelligent
  • unpolished
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How to use dextrous in a sentence

The 10 songs clock in at just under 19 minutes, but this brevity highlights her dextrous ability to deliver a vibe in two minutes or less.
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Octopus arms aren’t attached to a central skeleton, but they’re very dextrous and mobile, and they function on the same principles that your tongue does.
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His style is quick, nervous, often slangy; he is wonderfully dextrous in hitting just the right word or phrase.
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For, indeed, if the Infant govern the Nurse, what dextrous practice on the Nurse's part will not be necessary!
PAST AND PRESENTTHOMAS CARLYLE
As handsome as Pierce, as affable as McKinley, he was a more experienced and dextrous politician than either.
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The taster was to avoid, by means of some dextrous management, the taking of any portion of the fatal ingredients himself.
NEROJACOB ABBOTT
He caught the right, or knife hand, but the big fellow was as dextrous as he, even if he didn't look capable of such fast action.
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The organ that he found suits a low cunning and dextrous character when the head lacks elevation.
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The clever, dextrous, irresistibly charming fellow had not a crown in his purse.
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Cigole managed to baffle the most dextrous efforts and the most delicate contrivances of Brandon.
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WORDS RELATED TO DEXTROUS

  • adroit
  • cagey
  • canny
  • deft
  • dextrous
  • foxy
  • glib
  • knowing
  • plausible
  • polished
  • professional
  • quick
  • sharp
  • shrewd
  • skillful
  • sly
  • smooth
  • smooth-spoken
  • sophisticated
  • specious
  • streetwise
  • unctuous
  • urbane
  • wise
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.