Simple Definition of dexterous
: having or showing great skill or cleverness : showing dexterity
Examples of dexterous
They praised her dexterous handling of the crisis.
The movie is a dexterous retelling of a classic love story.
Variants of dexterous
Origin of dexterous
Latin dextr-, dexter on the right side, skillful
First Known Use: 1609
Synonym Discussion of dexterous
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Medical Definition of dexterous
1: skillful and competent with the hands
2: mentally adroit and skillful
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