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Synonyms and Antonyms of deftly

  1. in a skillful or expert manner <the company spokesperson deftly sidestepped the investigative reporter's questions> Synonyms ably, adeptly, adroitly, artfully, capably, competently, consummately, well, expertly, masterfully, masterly, proficiently, skillfullyRelated Words aptly, fluently; cleanly, cleverly, dexterously, neatly, nimbly; easily, facilely, handilyNear Antonyms inaptly; awkwardly, clumsily, crudelyAntonyms amateurishly, artlessly, incapably, incompetently, inefficiently, ineptly, inexpertly, poorly, unskillfully

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