adroit


adroit

adjective \ə-ˈdrit\

: very clever or skillful

Full Definition of ADROIT

:  having or showing skill, cleverness, or resourcefulness in handling situations <an adroit leader> <adroit maneuvers>
adroit·ly adverb
adroit·ness noun

Examples of ADROIT

  1. She is adroit at handling problems.
  2. <with an adroit flick of the wrist, flipped the omelet into the air and landed it squarely back in the pan>
  3. Rumor has always played a role in politics, but rarely have the backstage operatives been so adroit, and so cynical, in their use of vitriol. —Walter Shapiro, Time, 10 July 1989

Origin of ADROIT

French, from Old French, from a- (from Latin ad-) + droit right, droit
First Known Use: 1652

Rhymes with ADROIT

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