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 Dictionary entry overview: What does deftly mean? 

DEFTLY (adverb)
  The adverb DEFTLY has 2 senses:

1. with dexterity; in a dexterous manner
2. in a deft manner

  Familiarity information: DEFTLY used as an adverb is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

DEFTLY (adverb)

Sense 1deftly [BACK TO TOP]


With dexterity; in a dexterous manner


deftly; dexterously; dextrously

Context example:

dextrously he untied the knots


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

Sense 2deftly [BACK TO TOP]


In a deft manner

Context example:

Lois deftly removed her scarf


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

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