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Meaning of DEXTEROUS

Pronunciation:  'dekstrus

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  skillful in physical movements; especially of the hands; "a deft waiter"; "deft fingers massaged her face"; "dexterous of hand and inventive of mind"

DEXTEROUS is a 9 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: adroit, deft, dextrous



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Dex"ter*ous\, a. [L. dexter. See {Dexter}.] [Written
also {dextrous}.]
1. Ready and expert in the use of the body and limbs;
   skillful and active with the hands; handy; ready; as, a
   dexterous hand; a dexterous workman.

2. Skillful in contrivance; quick at inventing expedients;
   expert; as, a dexterous manager.

         Dexterous the craving, fawning crowd to quit.

3. Done with dexterity; skillful; artful; as, dexterous
   management. ``Dexterous sleights of hand.'' --Trench.

Syn: Adroit; active; expert; skillful; clever; able; ready;
     apt; handy; versed.

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