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dextrous


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dexterous  \Dex"ter*ous\,  a.  [L.  dexter.  See  {Dexter}.]  [Written 
  also  {dextrous}.] 
  1.  Ready  and  expert  in  the  use  of  the  body  and  limbs; 
  skillful  and  active  with  the  hands;  handy;  ready;  as  a 
  dexterous  hand;  a  dexterous  workman. 
 
  2.  Skillful  in  contrivance;  quick  at  inventing  expedients; 
  expert;  as  a  dexterous  manager. 
 
  Dexterous  the  craving,  fawning  crowd  to  quit 
  --Pope. 
 
  3.  Done  with  dexterity;  skillful;  artful;  as  dexterous 
  management.  ``Dexterous  sleights  of  hand.''  --Trench. 
 
  Syn:  Adroit;  active;  expert;  skillful;  clever;  able;  ready; 
  apt;  handy;  versed. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dextrous  \Dex"trous\,  a.,  Dextrously  \Dex"trous*ly\,  adv., 
  Dextrousness  \Dex"trous*ness\,  n. 
  Same  as  {Dexterous},  {Dexterously},  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dextrous 
  adj  :  skillful  in  physical  movements;  especially  of  the  hands;  "a 
  deft  waiter";  "deft  fingers  massaged  her  face"; 
  "dexterous  of  hand  and  inventive  of  mind"  [syn:  {deft}, 
  {dexterous}] 




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