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.
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2. Skillful in contrivance; quick at inventing expedients; expert; as, a dexterous manager.
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Dexterous the craving, fawning crowd to quit.
Pope.
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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.
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