Definition of dexterity in English:

dexterity

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noun

  • Skill in performing tasks, especially with the hands.

    ‘her dexterity with chopsticks’
    • ‘his record testifies to a certain dexterity in politics’
    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, felicity
    shrewdness, astuteness, sharp-wittedness, sharpness, acuteness, acumen, acuity, intelligence
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Pronunciation

dexterity

/dekˈsterədē/ /dɛkˈstɛrədi/

Origin

Early 16th century (in the sense ‘mental adroitness’): from French dextérité, from Latin dexteritas, from dexter ‘on the right’.