dexterous

If you're dexterous, you're good with your hands. To be dexterous is an essential trait for knitters and sleight-of-hand magicians.

The adjective dexterous often refers to skill and agility with the hands, but it can mean any skillful or clever physical movement. A kid's dexterous ball handling and footwork can aid him on the soccer field. Dexterous can also be used to describe mental skill and agility — like the dexterous handling of an uncomfortable situation at work.

DEFINITIONS OF: dexterous

1

adj skillful in physical movements; especially of the hands

dexterous of hand and inventive of mind”
Synonyms:
deft, dextrous
adroit
quick or skillful or adept in action or thought

WORD FORMS

alternate spellings

dexterous
dextrous
WORD FAMILY
USAGE EXAMPLES