Adroit

Adroit

Dexterous in the use of the hands or in the exercise of the mental faculties; exhibiting skill and readiness in avoiding danger or escaping difficulty; ready in invention or execution; applied to persons and to acts; as, an adroit mechanic, an adroit reply. Adroit in the application of the telescope and quadrant. . He was adroit in intrigue.

Synonym: Dexterous, skillful, expert, ready, clever, deft, ingenious, cunning, ready-witted.

Origin: f. Adroit; a (L. Ad) = droit straight, right, fr. L. Directus, p. P. Of dirigere. See direct.

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