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Meaning of DEXTERITY

Pronunciation:  dek'steritee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  adroitness in using the hands
 

DEXTERITY is a 9 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: manual dexterity, sleight
 
 See Also: adeptness, adroitness, deftness, facility, quickness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dex*ter"i*ty\, n. [L. dexteritas, fr. dexter: cf. F.
dext['e]rit['e]. See {Dexter}.]
1. Right-handedness.

2. Readiness and grace in physical activity; skill and ease
   in using the hands; expertness in manual acts; as,
   dexterity with the chisel.

         In youth quick bearing and dexterity. --Shak.

3. Readiness in the use or control of the mental powers;
   quickness and skill in managing any complicated or
   difficult affair; adroitness.

         His wisdom . . . was turned . . . into a dexterity
         to deliver himself.                   --Bacon.

         He had conducted his own defense with singular
         boldness and dexterity.               --Hallam.

Syn: Adroitness; activity; nimbleness; expertness; skill;
     cleverness; art; ability; address; tact; facility;
     aptness; aptitude; faculty. See {Skill}.

 
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