Synonyms and Antonyms of deftness
1 ease and grace in physical activity <the effortless deftness with which he plays the piano> Synonyms agility, dexterity, nimbleness, sleight, sprynessRelated Words coordination; flexibility, gracefulness, limberness, litheness, loose-jointedness, suppleness; handiness, sure-handedness; sure-footedness; adeptness, adroitness, finesse, prowessNear Antonyms disability, inability, incapability, incapacity; debilitation, disablement, impairment, incapacitation; unhandinessAntonyms awkwardness, clumsiness, gaucheness, gawkiness, gawkishness, gracelessness, ham-handedness, heavy-handedness, klutziness, ungainliness
2 subtle or imaginative ability in inventing, devising, or executing something <with deftness and aplomb she managed to keep the bickering relatives apart for the duration of the reception> Synonyms adeptness, adroitness, art, artfulness, artifice, artistry, cleverness, craft, cunning, skill, masterfulness, skillfulnessRelated Words dexterity, ease, finesse, handiness; experience, expertise, expertness, know-how, proficiency; creativity, ingenuity, inventiveness, knowledge, learning; aptitude, bent, flair, gift, knack, talentNear Antonyms amateurishness, awkwardness, clumsiness, crudeness, klutziness, rudeness; inability, inadequacy, inadequateness, incapability, incapacity, incompetence, ineffectiveness, ineffectuality, ineffectualness, inefficacy, inefficiencyAntonyms artlessness, ineptitude, ineptness, maladroitness
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