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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To be skillful with the hands or mind.

Usage examples (36)
  • Step with care and great tact And remember that Life's a Great Balancing Act Just never forget to be dexterous and deft And never mix up your right foot with your left.
  • In fact, I got into trouble recently because of "dexterous"--or rather, because I told someone that a left-handed person can't technically be dexterous.
  • The word for right is dexter, from which derives our word dexterous, meaning ` skillful, clever, or artful. '
  • The work-droid can easily handle 20lb weights in Earth gravity, which is said to be well in excess of what other "dexterous" robots can manage. for more
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