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synonyms for dextrous

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

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

His style is quick, nervous, often slangy; he is wonderfully dextrous in hitting just the right word or phrase.
AMERICANS ALLVARIOUS
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.
MARSE HENRY (VOL. 2)HENRY WATTERSON
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.
MAN OF MANY MINDSE. EVERETT EVANS
The organ that he found suits a low cunning and dextrous character when the head lacks elevation.
BUCHANAN'S JOURNAL OF MAN, OCTOBER 1887VARIOUS
The clever, dextrous, irresistibly charming fellow had not a crown in his purse.
THE REAL SHELLEY, VOL. II (OF 2)JOHN CORDY JEAFFRESON
Cigole managed to baffle the most dextrous efforts and the most delicate contrivances of Brandon.
CORD AND CREESEJAMES DE MILLE
In these feats, they are far more dextrous than the white civilians.
OFFICIAL REPORT OF THE NIGER VALLEY EXPLORING PARTY MARTIN ROBINSON DELANY
Even the most dextrous and experienced smiths were baffled in their attempts to produce an exact counterfeit.
FILIPINO POPULAR TALESDEAN S. FANSLER
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO DEXTROUS

  • adroit
  • cagey
  • canny
  • deft
  • dextrous
  • foxy
  • glib
  • knowing
  • meretricious
  • plausible
  • 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.