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Meaning of ADROIT

Pronunciation:  u'droyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  quick or skillful or adept in action or thought; "an exceptionally adroit pianist"; "an adroit technician"; "his adroit replies to hecklers won him many followers"; "an adroit negotiator"
  2. [adj]  skillful (or showing skill) in adapting means to ends; "cool prudence and sensitive selfishness along with quick perception of what is possible--these distinguish an adroit politician"; "came up with a clever story"; "an ingenious press agent"; "an ingenious scheme"

ADROIT is a 6 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: clean, clever, coordinated, cunning, deft, dexterous, dextrous, handy, ingenious, light-fingered, neat, nimble-fingered, quick-witted
 Antonyms: maladroit
 See Also: artful



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\A*droit"\, a. [F. adroit; [`a] (L. ad) = droit straight,
right, fr. L. directus, p. p. of dirigere. See {Direct}.]
Dexterous in the use of the hands or in the exercise of the
mental faculties; exhibiting skill and readiness in avoiding
danger or escaping difficulty; ready in invention or
execution; -- applied to persons and to acts; as, an adroit
mechanic, an adroit reply. ``Adroit in the application of the
telescope and quadrant.'' --Horsley. ``He was adroit in
intrigue.'' --Macaulay.

Syn: Dexterous; skillful; expert; ready; clever; deft;
     ingenious; cunning; ready-witted.

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