Origin of adroit
Examples from the Web for adroitness
Thumb-kissing is another feature in Paddy's adroitness too important to be passed over in silence.
I can soon judge of your value by your adroitness, and you can make your own record!A Fascinating Traitor|Richard Henry Savage
Jem resented this doubt cast upon his adroitness, and crawled out among the bushes.It Is Never Too Late to Mend|Charles Reade
It may also mislead by a sharp rogue's adroitness; and I question very much its legality.
Strength and adroitness must unite and become confident skill.Pedagogics as a System|Karl Rosenkranz
British Dictionary definitions for adroitness
Word Origin for adroit
Word Origin and History for adroitness
1650s, "dexterous," originally "rightly," from French adroit, from phrase à droit "according to right," from Old French à "to" (see ad-) + droit "right," from Late Latin directum "right, justice," accusative of Latin directus "straight" (see direct (v.)). Related: Adroitly; adroitness.