Examples of deft in a Sentence
The photographer is known for her deft use of lighting.
a luthier whose deft craftsmanship is prized by violinists the world over
Recent Examples of deft from the Web
Elsewhere, though, Jenkins shows an equally deft hand with action and with the more human-scale moments.
His centering attempt zipped toward the crease, and Rinne, a deft puckhandler, thrust out his stick.
The final meeting communique had all leaders except Trump back the Paris climate accord and added new caveats aimed at appeasing the U.S. -- thanks in part to diplomacy and deft editing by Canada.
The deft diplomacy of President George H.W. Bush and Brent Scowcroft over-mastered the objections of Moscow—and not just Moscow.
In this, he's been helped by some very deft work by Pitt, whose combination of comedic skills and movie star persona is put to excellent use here.
Oryx and Crake, by Margaret Atwood The Booker Prize-winning author makes another deft foray into literary sci-fi.
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Origin and Etymology of deft
Middle English defte gentle — more at daft
First Known Use: 15th century
Synonym Discussion of deft
DEFT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of deft for English Language Learners
: skillful and clever
: able to do something quickly and accurately
DEFT Defined for Kids
Definition of deft for Students
: quick and skillful in action He cut hair with deft fingers.
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