dextrous

[ dek-struh s ]
/ ˈdɛk strəs /

adjective

Related forms
Can be confuseddextrose dextrous
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British Dictionary definitions for dextrous

dextrous

/ (ˈdɛkstrəs) /

adjective

a variant spelling of dexterous
Derived Formsdextrously, adverbdextrousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for dextrous

dextrous


adj.

1620s, alternative spelling of dexterous; this version is more conformable to Latin but less common in English.

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