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Wordnet 3.0


1. skillful in physical movements; especially of the hands;
- Example: "a deft waiter"
- Example: "deft fingers massaged her face"
- Example: "dexterous of hand and inventive of mind"
[syn: deft, dexterous, dextrous]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dexterous \Dex"ter*ous\, a. [L. dexter. See Dexter.] [Written also dextrous.] 1. Ready and expert in the use of the body and limbs; skillful and active with the hands; handy; ready; as, a dexterous hand; a dexterous workman. [1913 Webster] 2. Skillful in contrivance; quick at inventing expedients; expert; as, a dexterous manager. [1913 Webster] Dexterous the craving, fawning crowd to quit. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 3. Done with dexterity; skillful; artful; as, dexterous management. "Dexterous sleights of hand." --Trench. Syn: Adroit; active; expert; skillful; clever; able; ready; apt; handy; versed. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

dexterous adj 1: skillful in physical movements; especially of the hands; "a deft waiter"; "deft fingers massaged her face"; "dexterous of hand and inventive of mind" [syn: deft, dexterous, dextrous]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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