- very skilled; proficient; expert: an adept juggler.
- a skilled or proficient person; expert.
Origin of adept
Examples from the Web for adeptness
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
July 10, 2014
He didn't handle them with the adeptness of a Belt man, but he wasn't too awkward.Anchorite
Some men are born with an adeptness for crime of a certain character.How to Become Rich
Also his adeptness in dodging was called upon more and more.The Young Pitcher
His eye is always upon his neighbour's defects, and I never cease to marvel at its adeptness.Brother Copas
Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
If so, the little trick had been done with deplorable spontaneity or adeptness of usage.Lord Ormont and his Aminta, Complete
- very proficient in something requiring skill or manual dexterity
- skilful; expert
- a person who is skilled or proficient in something
Word Origin and History for adeptness
"an expert," especially "one who is skilled in the secrets of anything," 1660s, from Latin adeptus (see adept (adj.)). The Latin adjective was used as a noun in this sense in Medieval Latin among alchemists.