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ADROIT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does adroit mean? 

ADROIT (adjective)
  The adjective ADROIT has 2 senses:

1. skillful (or showing skill) in adapting means to ends
2. quick or skillful or adept in action or thought

  Familiarity information: ADROIT used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ADROIT (adjective)


Sense 1adroit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Skillful (or showing skill) in adapting means to ends

Synonyms:

adroit; clever; ingenious

Context examples:

cool prudence and sensitive selfishness along with quick perception of what is possible--these distinguish an adroit politician / came up with a clever story / an ingenious press agent / an ingenious scheme

Similar:

artful (marked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft)


Sense 2adroit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Quick or skillful or adept in action or thought

Context examples:

an exceptionally adroit pianist / an adroit technician / his adroit replies to hecklers won him many followers / an adroit negotiator

Similar:

clean; neat (free from clumsiness; precisely or deftly executed)

clever; cunning; ingenious (showing inventiveness and skill)

co-ordinated; coordinated (being dexterous in the use of more than one set of muscle movements)

deft; dexterous; dextrous (skillful in physical movements; especially of the hands)

handy (skillful with the hands)

light-fingered; nimble-fingered (having nimble fingers literally or figuratively; especially for stealing or picking pockets)

quick-witted (mentally nimble and resourceful)

Also:

artful (marked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft)

Antonym:

maladroit (not adroit)


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