Origin of adroitFrench from à, to + droit, right from Classical Latin directus, past participle of dirigere, direct
An adroit skier.
An Olympic Gold medalist in skiing is an example of someone who is adroit at skiing.
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.
- It was the adroit way to solve the problem.
- Proverbs aims to show a person how to become adroit at the greatest skill of all, the skill of living.
- There was adroit manipulation of the reversible signs.
- This proved so adroit at dodging the problem that it seemed to be both intelligent and motile.
- He had an adroit tongue.