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Synonyms for dexterity
dɛkˈstɛr ɪ ti

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dexterity, manual dexterity, sleight(noun)

    adroitness in using the hands

    Synonyms:
    manual dexterity, sleight

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.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. dexterity(n.)

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

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  1. List of paraphrases:

    agility, skill

How to use dexterity in a sentence?

  1. Steve Holen:

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

  2. Maura Horton:

    There aren't many different options for people with limited dexterity, but not everyone functions like an 18-year-old. Some have never functioned at all.

  3. 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.

  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. The Hollywood Reporter:

    It took less than five minutes into Fox's 'Grease: Live' for director Thomas Kail to throw down the gauntlet, kick it out the door and slam the door shut on just about any future live musicals when it comes to sheer technical dexterity.

Words popularity by usage frequency

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

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