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adroit

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of adroit

  1. accomplished with trained ability with an adroit flick of the wrist, flipped the omelet into the air and landed it squarely back in the pan Synonyms of adroit skillful, artful, bravura, deft, delicate, dexterous (also dextrous), expert, masterful, masterly, practiced (also practised), virtuoso, workmanlikeWords Related to adroit facile, smooth; artistic, creative, fancy, ingenious, neat; adept, clever, cunning; able, adequate, capable, competentNear Antonyms of adroit awkward, clumsy, crude, klutzy; ineffective, ineffectual; incompetent, ineptAntonyms of adroit amateur, amateurish, artless, rude, unprofessional, unskillful

Synonym Discussion of adroit

clever, adroit, cunning, ingenious mean having or showing practical wit or skill in contriving. clever stresses physical or mental quickness, deftness, or great aptitude.
    • a person clever with horses
adroit often implies a skillful use of expedients to achieve one's purpose in spite of difficulties.
    • an adroit negotiator
cunning implies great skill in constructing or creating.
    • a filmmaker cunning in his use of special effects
ingenious suggests the power of inventing or discovering a new way of accomplishing something.
    • an ingenious software engineer


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