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adroitly

[ uh-droit-lee ]
/ əˈdrɔɪt li /
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adverb

with expert or dexterous use of the hands or body; nimbly: Serving us tea in china cups as we waited during the film shoot, she stepped adroitly over electric cords and around equipment.
in a cleverly skillful, resourceful, or ingenious way: Drawing upon multiple sources, she adroitly weaves a narrative giving insight into the affliction of sleep paralysis.

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Origin of adroitly

First recorded in 1695–1705; adroit + -ly

OTHER WORDS FROM adroitly

un·adroit·ly, adverb
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