adroitness









adroitness


adjective

  1. expert or nimble in the use of the hands or body.
  2. cleverly skillful, resourceful, or ingenious: an adroit debater.

adjective

  1. skilful or dexterous
  2. quick in thought or reaction
adj.

1650s, “dexterous,” originally “rightly,” from French adroit, from phrase à droit “according to right,” from Old French à “to” (see ad-) + droit “right,” from Late Latin directum “right, justice,” accusative of Latin directus “straight” (see direct (v.)). Related: Adroitly; adroitness.

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