1. [syn: dexterity, manual dexterity, sleight]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Sleight \Sleight\, n. [OE. sleighte, sleihte, sleithe, Icel.
sl?g? (for sl?g?) slyness, cunning, fr. sl?gr (for sl?gr)
sly, cunning. See Sly.]
1. Cunning; craft; artful practice. [Obs.] "His sleight and
his covin." --Chaucer.
2. An artful trick; sly artifice; a feat so dexterous that
the manner of performance escapes observation.
The world hath many subtle sleights. --Latimer.
3. Dexterous practice; dexterity; skill. --Chaucer. "The
juggler's sleight." --Hudibras.
Sleight of hand, legerdemain; prestidigitation.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: adroitness in using the hands [syn: dexterity, manual
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
84 Moby Thesaurus words for "sleight":
adroitness, art, artful dodge, artifice, bag of tricks, blind,
bluff, bosey, catch, chicane, chicanery, chouse, collusion,
connivance, connivery, conspiracy, contrivance, coup, covin, craft,
curve, curve-ball, cute trick, deceit, deftness, design, device,
dexterity, dexterousness, dirty deal, dirty trick, dodge, dodgery,
expedient, fakement, fast deal, feint, fetch, ficelle, foul play,
gambit, game, gimmick, googly, grift, hocus-pocus, intrigue, joker,
juggle, jugglery, knavery, little game, machination, maneuver,
move, pass, pettifoggery, pettifogging, play, plot, ploy, prowess,
racket, readiness, red herring, ruse, scheme, scurvy trick,
sharp practice, shift, skill, skulduggery, sleight of hand,
sleight-of-hand trick, stratagem, strategy, subterfuge,
supercherie, tactic, trick, trickery, underhand dealing, wile,