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dexterity

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of dexterity

  1. 1 mental skill or quickness the ambassador showed great dexterity in his handling of the touchy situation Synonyms of dexterity adroitness, cleverness, finesse, sleight Words Related to dexterity ability, aptitude, capability, capacity, faculty, knack, prowess, talent; competence, competency, efficiency, expertise, know-how, proficiency; ingeniousness, ingenuity, resourcefulness; savvy, sharpness, shrewdness; artfulness, artifice, caginess (also cageyness), canniness, craft, craftiness, cunning, cunningness, deviousness, foxiness, guile, slickness, slyness, sneakiness, subtleness, wiliness Near Antonyms of dexterity inadequacy, incompetence, incompetency, ineptitude, ineptness; brainlessness, denseness, density, doltishness, dopiness, dullness (also dulness), dumbness, fatuity, foolishness, mindlessness, obtuseness, senselessness, simpleness, slowness, stupidity, stupidness, witlessness

  2. 2 ease and grace in physical activity the juggler needed lots of dexterity in order to keep all five balls in the air at the same time Synonyms of dexterity agility, deftness, nimbleness, sleight, spryness Words Related to dexterity coordination; flexibility, gracefulness, limberness, litheness, loose-jointedness, suppleness; handiness, sure-handedness; sure-footedness; adeptness, adroitness, finesse, prowess Near Antonyms of dexterity disability, inability, incapability, incapacity; debilitation, disablement, impairment, incapacitation; unhandiness Antonyms of dexterity awkwardness, clumsiness, gaucheness, gawkiness, gawkishness, gracelessness, ham-handedness, heavy-handedness, klutziness, ungainliness



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