- 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.
adroit definition by Webster's New World
Origin: French ; from à, to plush droit, right ; from Classical Latin directus, past participle of dirigere, direct
adroit definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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