adroit

[uh-droit]
adjective
1.
expert or nimble in the use of the hands or body.
2.
cleverly skillful, resourceful, or ingenious: an adroit debater.

Origin:
1645–55; < French, Old French: elegant, skillful, equivalent to a- a-5 + droit, dreit straight, just, correct < Latin dīrēctus; see direct

adroitly, adverb
adroitness, noun
unadroit, adjective
unadroitly, adverb
unadroitness, noun

adroit, à droite.


1. skillful, clever; deft, apt, adept. 1, 2. See dexterous.


1. clumsy.
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adroit (əˈdrɔɪt)
 
adj
1.  skilful or dexterous
2.  quick in thought or reaction
 
[C17: from French à droit according to right, rightly]
 
a'droitly
 
adv
 
a'droitness
 
n

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adroit
1650s, "dexterous," originally "rightly," from Fr. phrase à droit "according to right," from O.Fr. à "to" + droit "right," from L.L. directum "right, justice," acc. of L. directus "straight" (see direct). Related: Adroitly.
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Example sentences
But that's more because the film handles the depth effect adroitly.
But she excelled at it, adroitly deploying the people around her to carry out
  her intricate schemes.
But video projections have seldom been used so adroitly or with such profligate
  imagination.
He knew how to size up potential trouble quickly and dodge it adroitly.
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