Skill in performing tasks, especially with the hands.‘her dexterity with chopsticks’
deftness, adeptness, adroitness, agility, nimbleness, handiness, ability, capability, talent, skilfulness, skill, proficiency, accomplishment, expertise, experience, efficiency, effortlessness, slickness, mastery, delicacy, knack, facility, artistry, sleight of hand, craft, finesse, felicityshrewdness, astuteness, sharp-wittedness, sharpness, acuteness, acumen, acuity, intelligenceView synonyms
- ‘his record testifies to a certain dexterity in politics’
Early 16th century (in the sense ‘mental adroitness’): from French dextérité, from Latin dexteritas, from dexter ‘on the right’.
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