- 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.
An adroit skier.
Origin of adroitFrench ; from à, to + droit, right ; from Classical Latin directus, past participle of dirigere, direct
Origin of adroitFrench, from à droit : à, to (from Latin ad; see ad–) + droit, right (from Latin dīrēctus; see direct).
(comparative adroiter or more adroit, superlative adroitest or most adroit)
Borrowed from French adroit.