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.
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.
- un·adroit·ness, noun
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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.How a tiny spider uses silk to lift prey 50 times its own weight | Susan Milius | February 3, 2021 | Science News
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.It Is Never Too Late to Mend | Charles Reade
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