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Synonyms for dexterity
dɛkˈstɛr ɪ tidex·ter·i·ty

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English Synonyms and Antonyms2.2 / 9 votes

  1. dexterity

    Adroitness (French à, to, and droit, right) and dexterity (Latin dexter, right, right-hand) might each be rendered "right-handedness;" but adroitness carries more of the idea of eluding, parrying, or checking some hostile movement, or taking advantage of another in controversy; dexterity conveys the idea of doing, accomplishing something readily and well, without reference to any action of others. We speak of adroitness in fencing, boxing, or debate; of dexterity in horsemanship, in the use of tools, weapons, etc. Aptitude (Latin aptus, fit, fitted) is a natural readiness, which by practise may be developed into dexterity. Skill is more exact to line, rule, and method than dexterity. Dexterity can not be communicated, and, oftentimes can not even be explained by its possessor; skill to a very great extent can be imparted; "skilled workmen" in various trades are numbered by thousands. Compare ADDRESS; CLEVER; POWER; SKILFUL.

    Synonyms:
    adroitness, aptitude, cleverness, expertness, readiness, skill

    Preposition:
    Dexterity of hand, of movement, of management; with the pen; in action, in manipulating men; at cards.

Princeton's WordNet2.3 / 4 votes

  1. dexterity, manual dexterity, sleightnoun

    adroitness in using the hands

    Synonyms:
    manual dexterity, sleight

Dictionary of English Synonymes4.0 / 2 votes

  1. dexteritynoun

    Synonyms:
    skill, skilfulness, adroitness, expertness, readiness, facility, aptness, aptitude, address, quickness, cleverness, knack, ability, tact, art

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words3.5 / 2 votes

  1. dexteritynoun

    Synonyms:
    expertness, skill, adroitness, aptitude, readiness

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "dexterity":

    agility, skill

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#4391skill
#12653readiness
#18634agility
#26088aptitude
#32408dexterity
#65338sleight
#69512cleverness
#291246adroitness

How to use dexterity in a sentence?

  1. Filmmaker Evan Briggs:

    It's something that you or I could do in 30 seconds flat, and watching them both try to fumble through with limited dexterity was kind of painful but sweet because they really needed each other to make it happen, you could tell the kids felt, we're doing this together, and we're helping each other, and it's not yet another situation where I'm not big enough.

  2. Communication Fleur Pellerin:

    I don't know who you are Michael Keaton and that is just fine, but I know you are an actor with extraordinary talent and dexterity, capable of taking on the most diverse of roles, from the most tragic to the most comical, sliding from one to the other without ever running out of breath.

  3. Steve Holen:

    The bones and several teeth show clear signs of having been deliberately broken by humans with manual dexterity and experiential knowledge.

  4. Consumer Reports:

    Accessing the transmission requires ramps, jackstands, or a lift, even then, getting to the fill plug can require a higher degree of patience and dexterity than what’s required for a typical change of engine oil.

  5. Mark Sanford:

    This president probably has more philosophic dexterity than most of the presidents I've dealt with in the past, that makes it a little bit different because typically there is sort of a fixed starting point or a fixed ending point on where an administration might be.


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