dexterous | dexterity

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Meaning(s)

somebody skilful with their hands

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dexterous - skilful

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A person who is ‘dextrous’ has the ability to perform technical or difficult actions with speed and efficiency using their hands. By extension, the term can also be used to express skilful physical movements or the mental agility required to handle something complicated or demanding.

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Synonyms proficient
Antonyms bungling

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  1. Alex is very dexterous with his hands, which is why he is so good at repairing even very dainty or complicated things.

  2. Emily’s charm and verbal dexterity meant that she made a very good impression during the interview. It is almost certain she will get the job.

  3. The government minister earned widespread praise for her dexterous handling of the crisis.

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