Definition of adroit in English:
Clever or skilful: he was adroit at tax avoidance
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- Even the most clever, adroit, and skillful legislature cannot achieve zero risk in human affairs.
- My hands are bigger, and more adroit, with nimble fingers that can tie shoes, unwrap candies, and get the sand out from between my toes before we leave the beach.
- The adroit and intelligent use of other men's work, says Prodwit, ‘leads to public applause and adequate remuneration.’
able, capable, competent, skilled, expert, masterly, masterful, master, practised, polished, slick, proficient, accomplished, gifted, talented, peerless;
quick-witted, quick-thinking, quick, clever, intelligent, brilliant, bright, smart, sharp, cunning, artful, wily, resourceful, astute, shrewd, canny, ingenious, inventive
North American informal crackerjack
Mid 17th century: from French, from à droit 'according to right, properly'.
This is an adoption from French, from the phrase à droit ‘according to right’, ‘properly’.
Words that rhyme with adroitdacoit, Detroit, doit, droit, exploit, maladroit, quoit
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