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adroit

[ uh-droit ]
/ əˈdrɔɪt /
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adjective
expert or nimble in the use of the hands or body.
cleverly skillful, resourceful, or ingenious: an adroit debater.
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Origin of adroit

First recorded in 1645–55; from French, Old French: “elegant, skillful,” equivalent to a- a-5 + droit, dreit “straight, just, correct,” from Latin dīrēctus; see direct

synonym study for adroit

1, 2. See dexterous.

OTHER WORDS FROM adroit

a·droit·ly, adverba·droit·ness, nounun·a·droit, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH adroit

adroit , à droite
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British Dictionary definitions for adroit

adroit
/ (əˈdrɔɪt) /

adjective
skilful or dexterous
quick in thought or reaction

Derived forms of adroit

adroitly, adverbadroitness, noun

Word Origin for adroit

C17: from French à droit according to right, rightly
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