Definition of dexterous in English:
Showing or having skill, especially with the hands: a dexterous keyboard player
More example sentences
- The skill of his dextrous fingers dancing over the frets combines with his rich, soulful voice to create a ‘tingle factor’ that leaves the listeners feeling they have witnessed something special.
- They shoved us off scrums, stole our ball at the tackle, carried the ball powerfully into our defence, and showed dextrous handling skills in the open spaces.
- Apart from the huge variety of dice games, there were many games of dextrous skill such as knucklebones.
deft, adept, adroit, agile, nimble, neat, nimble-fingered, handy, able, capable, talented, skilful, skilled, proficient, accomplished, expert, experienced, practised, polished, efficient, effortless, slick, professional, masterful, masterly, impressive, finely judged, delicate
shrewd, ingenious, inventive, clever, intelligent, bright, brilliant, smart, sharp, sharp-witted, razor-sharp, acute, quick, quick-witted, astute, canny, intuitive, discerning, perceptive, perspicacious, insightful, incisive, sagacious, wise, judicious;
British informal suss
North American informal heads-up
dated , informal long-headed
- Example sentences
- She quickly and dexterously gathered it all up in her free hand, and smiled up at Mercer.
- The test of his life will be how dextrously and how ethically he is able both to make and withhold the kinds of concession that might bring him the presidency.
- It's a superb album, dextrously mixing disparate styles into a sound that's entirely its own.
- Example sentences
- With great dexterousness, he traded his way through the political shoals and created a force.
- The speed and dexterousness with which their fingers work is absolutely fascinating.
- You're forever on the edge of your seat, marvelling at the dextrousness of the amazing moves, but constantly fearing that he's about to fall off.
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