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dextrous

[dek-struh s] /ˈdɛk strəs/
adjective
1.
Related forms
dextrously, adverb
dextrousness, noun
nondextrous, adjective
undextrous, adjective
undextrously, adverb
undextrousness, noun
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  • His body itches frequently and without dextrous hands, he can't scratch himself properly.
  • To survive this process, oma architects must be verbally as well as visually dextrous.
  • He wants to become dextrous enough to play video games again.
  • By the movements of the dance the ribbons are woven together in a dextrous manner.
British Dictionary definitions for dextrous

dexterous

/ˈdɛkstrəs/
adjective
1.
possessing or done with dexterity
2.
a rare word for right-handed
Derived Forms
dexterously, dextrously, adverb
dexterousness, dextrousness, noun

dextrous

/ˈdɛkstrəs/
adjective
1.
a variant spelling of dexterous
Derived Forms
dextrously, adverb
dextrousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for dextrous
adj.

1620s, alternative spelling of dexterous; this version is more conformable to Latin but less common in English.

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