adroit definition

  • adjective:
    • Dexterous; deft.
    • Skillful and adept under pressing problems. See Synonyms at dexterous.
    • dexterous, deft or skillful
    • Dexterous within the use of the fingers or perhaps in the exercise associated with the emotional faculties; displaying ability and preparedness to avoid danger or escaping trouble; ready in creation or execution; -- put on persons and to acts.
    • quick or skillful or adept doing his thing or believed
  • others:
    • Dexterous; skilful; specialist within the utilization of the hand, and hence associated with the brain; innovative; ready in creation or execution; possessing preparedness of resource.
    • Synonyms Cunning, Artful, Sly, etc. See cunning. Adroit, Dexterous, Expert, Skilful, Clever, wise, handy, apt, quick, discreet. The initial four words express mostly different degrees inside mixture of handbook facility with knowledge. Adroit and dexterous make prominent the thought of an experienced hand: since, an adroit pickpocket; a dexterous conjurer, swordsman. Adroitness suggests quickness or suddenness; dexterity may necessitate sustained agility. Adroit has a tendency toward sinister figurative meanings: as, an adroit rogue; but psychological adroitness might merely target or tact. Expert emphasizes experience, rehearse, and therefore is commonly a lesser word than skilful, which makes knowledge the main thing: a skilful mechanic tends to make more use of their head than a professional mechanic. Clever indicates notable quickness, ability, resource in practical matters, and sometimes having less the bigger capabilities of head: an inspired auto mechanic features virility in preparation and skill in carrying out what's in the pipeline. A clever statesman may or may not be an able one; a person can be smart in evil.

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