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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deft, dexterous, 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"

    Synonyms:
    dextrous, dexterous

    Antonyms:
    maladroit

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. deft

    Skilful signifies possessing and using readily practical knowledge and ability, having alert and well-trained faculties with reference to a given work. One is adept in that for which he has a natural gift improved by practise; he is expert in that of which training, experience, and study have given him a thorough mastery; he is dexterous in that which he can do effectively, with or without training, especially in work of the hand or bodily activities. In the case of the noun, "an expert" denotes one who is "experienced" in the fullest sense, a master of his branch of knowledge. A skilled workman is one who has thoroughly learned his trade, though he may be naturally quite dull; a skilful workman has some natural brightness, ability, and power of adaptation, in addition to his acquired knowledge and dexterity. Compare CLEVER; DEXTERITY; POWER.

    Synonyms:
    accomplished, adept, adroit, apt, clever, dexterous, expert, handy, happy, ingenious, practised, proficient, skilful, skilled, trained

    Antonyms:
    awkward, bungling, clumsy, helpless, inexpert, maladroit, shiftless, unhandy, unskilled, untaught, untrained

    Preposition:
    Skilful at or in a work, with a pen or tool of any kind.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. deft(a.)

    Synonyms:
    dexterous, skilful, clever, apt, adroit, ready, expert

  2. deft(a.)

    Synonyms:
    neat, pretty

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. deft(a)

    Synonyms:
    dexterous, adroit, expert, skillful, apt, clever

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How to use deft in a sentence?

  1. State Department:

    Don't let the' grandmother with the scarves' persona fool Jared Kushner. She is a phenomenal and adept politician, she has lasted this long in no small part due to her bureaucratic maneuvering. This isn't just about what she knows about disease, or her experience. This is a shrewd and deft political veteran.


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