Search Result for "adroit":
1. quick or skillful or adept in action or thought;
- Example: "an exceptionally adroit pianist"
- Example: "an adroit technician"
- Example: "his adroit replies to hecklers won him many followers"
- Example: "an adroit negotiator"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Adroit \A*droit"\, a. [F. adroit; [`a] (L. ad) = droit straight, right, fr. L. directus, p. p. of dirigere. See Direct.] Dexterous in the use of the hands or in the exercise of the mental faculties; exhibiting skill and readiness in avoiding danger or escaping difficulty; ready in invention or execution; -- applied to persons and to acts; as, an adroit mechanic, an adroit reply. "Adroit in the application of the telescope and quadrant." --Horsley. "He was adroit in intrigue." --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] Syn: Dexterous; skillful; expert; ready; clever; deft; ingenious; cunning; ready-witted. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adroit adj 1: quick or skillful or adept in action or thought; "an exceptionally adroit pianist"; "an adroit technician"; "his adroit replies to hecklers won him many followers"; "an adroit negotiator" [ant: maladroit]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
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