[ uh-dept-nis ]
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  1. the quality or fact of being highly skilled or expert at something; proficiency: Thanks to the teacher’s adeptness at explaining the intricacies of calculus, her students quickly grasped even the more arcane concepts.

Origin of adeptness


Other words from adeptness

  • non·a·dept·ness, noun
  • un·a·dept·ness, noun

Words Nearby adeptness Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use adeptness in a sentence

  • adeptness in the performance of our values must be ever-present, but identifying and sticking with those values come first.

    Liberals Need to Learn to Say No | Bernhard Schlink | July 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • If so, the little trick had been done with deplorable spontaneity or adeptness of usage.

  • Yet deep in his nature was that obliquity, that adeptness at trickery, that facility in deceit, which made him the success he was.

    The Shadow | Arthur Stringer
  • Lubimoff was astonished at the way this woman spoke in all seriousness of her present adeptness.

    The Enemies of Women | Vicente Blasco Ibez
  • An adeptness at discovering grievances has lately been one of the principal recommendations to public notice and popular applause.

  • She answered shortly enough, and the skimming of the milk was not done with the adeptness which she usually displayed.

    The Hound From The North | Ridgwell Cullum