- The definition of adroit is someone who is very skillful at doing something.
An Olympic Gold medalist in skiing is an example of someone who is adroit at skiing.
Origin: French ; from à, to plush droit, right ; from Classical Latin directus, past participle of dirigere, direct
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- Dexterous; deft.
- Skillful and adept under pressing conditions. See Synonyms at dexterous.
Origin: French, from à droit : à, to (from Latin ad; see ad-) + droit, right (from Latin dīrēctus; see direct).
- a·droitˈly adverb
- a·droitˈness noun