Definition of Adroit

1. Adjective. Quick or skillful or adept in action or thought. "An adroit negotiator"




Definition of Adroit

1. a. 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.

Definition of Adroit

1. Adjective. dexterous, deft or skillful ¹

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Definition of Adroit

1. skillful [adj ADROITER, ADROITEST] : ADROITLY [adv] - See also: skillful

Medical Definition of Adroit

1. 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Adroit

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1. English Synonymes Explained in Alphabetical Order: With Copious by George Crabb (1881)
"... one is adroit at eluding the blows aimed by an adversary. ... effect of long practice; dexterity arises from habit combined with agility ; adroit- ..."

2. Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology: Including Many of the Principal by James Mark Baldwin (1901)
"... and they might easily have turned the scale in favour of Arum views, had their tactics been more adroit. Literature : GWATKIN, Studies of Arianism ..."

3. Our Wild Indians: Thirty-three Years Personal Experience Among the Red Men by Richard Irving Dodge (1884)
"... in the Saddle — Wonderful Feats of Horsemanship — Marvellous Exploits at Full Gallop — Novel Races — An Arrant Jockey— Tricks of the Trade — An adroit ..."

4. History of the Rise and Fall of the Slave Power in America by Henry Wilson (1875)
"adroit management. —Repeal of "black laws."—Election of Mr. Chase to United States Senate. ONT the 21st of February, 1848, John Quincy Adams was stricken ..."

5. The Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by Isaac Smith Homans, William Buck Dana (1851)
"AN adroit l;ПК CLERK OR TELLER. The following incident may bare a dash of the romantic about it, but we ue assured by the source from which it is derived, ..."

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