1. [syn: dexterously, dextrously, deftly]
2. in a deft manner;
- Example: "Lois deftly removed her scarf"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Deftly \Deft"ly\, adv. [Cf. Defly.]
Aptly; fitly; dexterously; neatly. "Deftly dancing."
Thyself and office deftly show. --Shak.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adv 1: with dexterity; in a dexterous manner; "dextrously he
untied the knots" [syn: dexterously, dextrously,
2: in a deft manner; "Lois deftly removed her scarf"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
33 Moby Thesaurus words for "deftly":
ably, adeptly, adroitly, agilely, aptly, artfully, artistically,
brilliantly, capably, cleverly, competently, cunningly,
dexterously, dextrously, efficiently, excellently, expertly,
featly, handily, ingeniously, masterfully, neatly, nimbly,
proficiently, resourcefully, skillfully, spryly, superbly, well,
with consummate skill, with finesse, with genius, with skill