Synonyms and Antonyms of dexterity
mental skill or quickness
- the ambassador showed great dexterity in his handling of the touchy situation.
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
inadequacy, incompetence, incompetency, ineptitude, ineptness
brainlessness, denseness, density, doltishness, dopiness, dullness (also dulness), dumbness, fatuity, foolishness, mindlessness, obtuseness, senselessness, simpleness, slowness, stupidity, stupidness, witlessness
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.