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deftness

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Synonyms and Antonyms of deftness

  1. 1 ease and grace in physical activity the effortless deftness with which he plays the piano Synonyms of deftness agility, dexterity, nimbleness, sleight, sprynessWords Related to deftness coordination; flexibility, gracefulness, limberness, litheness, loose-jointedness, suppleness; handiness, sure-handedness; sure-footedness; adeptness, adroitness, finesse, prowessNear Antonyms of deftness disability, inability, incapability, incapacity; debilitation, disablement, impairment, incapacitation; unhandinessAntonyms of deftness awkwardness, clumsiness, gaucheness, gawkiness, gawkishness, gracelessness, ham-handedness, heavy-handedness, klutziness, ungainliness

  2. 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 of deftness adeptness, adroitness, art, artfulness, artifice, artistry, cleverness, craft, cunning, skill, masterfulness, skillfulnessWords Related to deftness dexterity, ease, finesse, handiness; experience, expertise, expertness, know-how, proficiency; creativity, ingenuity, inventiveness, knowledge, learning; aptitude, bent, flair, gift, knack, talentNear Antonyms of deftness amateurishness, awkwardness, clumsiness, crudeness, klutziness, rudeness; inability, inadequacy, inadequateness, incapability, incapacity, incompetence, ineffectiveness, ineffectuality, ineffectualness, inefficacy, inefficiencyAntonyms of deftness artlessness, ineptitude, ineptness, maladroitness


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