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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Definitions for adroit

  1. Cleverly skillful, resourceful, or ingenious.
  2. Expert or nimble in the use of the hands or body.

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Citations for adroit
He knows that Jory is handsome, talented, and most of all, adroit. Bart is not adroit at anything but pretending. V.C. Andrews, If There Be Thorns
It requires finesse. She was very adroit — oh, very adroit — but Hercule Poirot, my good George, is of a cleverness quite exceptional. Agatha Christie, The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding
Origin of adroit
Adroit is from the Old French meaning "elegant, skillful" from the roots a- meaning "increase" and droit meaning "correct."