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What does "Adroit" mean?


(a.) 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

Synonyms clean, cunning, neat, ingenious, clever, deft, handy, artful, dexterous, coordinated, dextrous, quick-witted, light-fingered, nimble-fingered

Example: "An exceptionally adroit pianist" Example: "Cool prudence and sensitive selfishness along with quick perception of what is possible--these distinguish an adroit politician"

Word Family adroitly, adroitness