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

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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 WordNet

  1. dexterity, manual dexterity, sleightnoun

    adroitness in using the hands

    Synonyms:
    manual dexterity, sleight

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. dexteritynoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. dexteritynoun

    Synonyms:
    expertness, skill, adroitness, aptitude, readiness

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  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. Charles Krauthammer:

    They really handle themselves. With dexterity on the stage in the way that nobody else did, i think it’s likely that one of those two will be the one who come up against the outsider and then we’ll see.

  2. 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.

  3. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Too much truth is the style of a drunken master, intoxicated with the sweet wine of philosophical poetry, a comical third eye, whose power of thought will break the stone of stupidity and the ice of indifference. Developed dexterity of thought, manipulates the fighting techniques of the aphorisms of a drunken master, leaving no chance. Loneliness enhances the force of the blow, its depth of thought, piercing consciousness and subconsciousness, piercing the infinity of time.

  4. Steve Holen:

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

  5. 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.


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