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dexterous

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of dexterous

  1. 1 skillful with the hands <the dexterous watchmaker was able to repair the antique watch's delicate gears and parts> Synonyms clever, cunning, deft, handy Related Words agile, flexible, graceful, limber, lissome (also lissom), lithe, lithesome, nimble, spry; coordinated; able, adept, capable, competent, expert, habile, masterful, masterly, proficient, qualified, skilled, skillful, sure-handed; double-jointed, loose-jointed Near Antonyms awkward, bungling, clumsy, fumbling, gauche, gawky, graceless, klutzy, rough-hewn, stiff, stilted, uncomfortable, uneasy, ungainly, ungraceful, wooden; uncoordinated; incapable, incompetent, inept, inexpert, maladroit Antonyms butterfingered, ham-fisted, ham-handed, handless, heavy-handed, unhandy

  2. 2 accomplished with trained ability <dexterous handling of a potentially embarrassing situation> Synonyms adroit, artful, bravura, deft, delicate, skillful (also dextrous), expert, masterful, masterly, practiced (also practised), virtuoso, workmanlikeRelated Words facile, smooth; artistic, creative, fancy, ingenious, neat; adept, clever, cunning; able, adequate, capable, competentNear Antonyms awkward, clumsy, crude, klutzy; ineffective, ineffectual; incompetent, ineptAntonyms amateur, amateurish, artless, rude, unprofessional, unskillful



Variants of dexterous

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dextrous


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