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1. with dexterity; in a dexterous manner;
- Example: "dextrously he untied the knots"
[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." --Drayton. [1913 Webster] Thyself and office deftly show. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
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