- skillful or adroit in the use of the hands or body.
- having mental adroitness or skill; clever.
- done with skill or adroitness.
Origin of dexterous
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Antonyms for dexterous
Related Words for dexterousable, active, acute, adept, adroit, agile, apt, artful, canny, clever, crack, crackerjack, deft, effortless, expert, facile, handy, masterly, neat, nimble
Examples from the Web for dexterous
Contemporary Examples of dexterous
It is messy enough to be fork-food for all but the most dexterous eater.The Most American Pit Stop in the U.S.A.
Jane & Michael Stern
July 21, 2014
The man and his music were indissoluble—nimble, dexterous, heartfelt, and always down to earth.Doc Watson, a Legendary Picker, Was Traditional Music’s Best Ambassador
May 30, 2012
In all her camera-ready conversations, it is her dexterous intelligence that keeps it all carefully balanced.Joy Behar's New Point of View
May 12, 2010
Historical Examples of dexterous
A dexterous dab or two of that would have put an end to all his glory.Pee-wee Harris
Percy Keese Fitzhugh
Trenton could not but admire the knowledge of these two men and their dexterous use of it.One Day's Courtship
Many other dexterous and agreeable architectural artists we 33.Modern Painters Volume I (of V)
A dexterous carver, would help half a dozen people in less time than is often wasted in making civil faces to a single guest.
To depend on his horse's speed, and his own dexterous hand to guide him, was all his hope.The O'Donoghue
Charles James Lever
- possessing or done with dexterity
- a rare word for right-handed