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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