- expert or nimble in the use of the hands or body.
- cleverly skillful, resourceful, or ingenious: an adroit debater.
Origin of adroit
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1. skillful, clever; deft, apt, adept.
1, 2. See dexterous.
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Examples from the Web for adroitness
We were indebted for it chiefly to the skill and adroitness of Selina Whiston.Beauty and The Beast, and Tales From Home
And he managed that with an adroitness that bordered on the cunning.We're Friends, Now
Because his superiors, fearing his adroitness, keep him down.Secret Memoirs: The Story of Louise, Crown Princess
Henry W. Fischer
Ability, adroitness, vigour, and character were for once all on one side.Diderot and the Encyclopdists
Admire the adroitness of the man, and, not a little, his humility.Napoleon the Little
- skilful or dexterous
- quick in thought or reaction
C17: from French à droit according to right, rightly
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Word Origin and History for adroitness
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