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DEFTLY

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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]

Meaning:

With dexterity; in a dexterous manner

Synonyms:

deftly; dexterously; dextrously

Context example:

dextrously he untied the knots

Pertainym:

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


Sense 2deftly [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

In a deft manner

Context example:

Lois deftly removed her scarf

Pertainym:

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


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