adjective, deft·er, deft·est.
Origin of deft
Related formsdeft·ly, adverbdeft·ness, nounun·deft, adjective
Examples from the Web for deft
This deft, delicately wrought story is Murakami at his best.
Conversation starter: will that Financial Times piece about his data kill our deft and dashingly accented Prince Oberyn?How to Think About Economic Inequality After Thomas Piketty|Jedediah Purdy|June 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His deft hand with makeup and eyebrow grooming has made him somewhat of a Hollywood legend.
What at first seems simply a deft homage comes to assume a dismal complexity.
In his deft and wise book, Haass tackles such questions front and center.The End of the Illusion: America Finally Learns Its Limits|Jacob Heilbrunn|April 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He had heard the "plop" of a deft plunge, and looked in time only to see the spreading rings near the shore.Two Little Savages|Ernest Thompson Seton
With a deft movement the conductor unhooks the board, and calmly walks away with it under his arm.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist|Alexander Berkman
In a deft move the sub-machine gun's sling slipped from the desert man's shoulder and the short, vicious gun was in hand.Black Man's Burden|Dallas McCord Reynolds
With a deft turn, the boy brought his plane about and set her skirting that shore.Riddle of the Storm|Roy J. Snell
With deft fingers, Dave doubled the cord provided by Ben, and tied one end to the head railing of the brass bedstead.Dave Porter and His Rivals|Edward Stratemeyer