[ uh-droit-nis ]
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  1. dexterity, flexibility, ease, and speed in the use of the hands or body:Instead of main roads he prefers the steep, rocky shortcuts through the forest, which he negotiates with the adroitness of a dancer.

  2. clever skill or ingenuity:The former governor, whose eight years out of office have eroded his adroitness as a debater, delivered a low-key and sometimes halting performance.

Origin of adroitness


Other words from adroitness

  • un·adroit·ness, noun

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

How to use adroitness in a sentence

  • The web makers, however, could win their battles, thanks to adroit fighting, venom and lots of prey-wrapping silk.

  • He had, moreover, the adroitness to extirpate that rivalry which alone destroys all united effort.

    The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
  • He went at his job with a handy adroitness which was almost scientific, it was so much like surgery, like dissection.

    Overland | John William De Forest
  • Jem resented this doubt cast upon his adroitness, and crawled out among the bushes.

  • He was playing for two stakes—present profit and future power and glory; and he played with brave adroitness.

    Sevenoaks | J. G. Holland
  • Such a singular mixture of courage, adroitness and statesmanship was he that everywhere he prevailed by one method or another.

    South American Fights and Fighters | Cyrus Townsend Brady