Dexterous meaning

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The definition of dexterous is someone skilled at using their body, hands or mind.

An example of dexterous is a yoga master.

An example of dexterous is Beethoven's piano skill.

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Skillful in the use of the hands.
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Having mental skill or adroitness.
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Having or showing skill in the use of the hands or body.
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Having or showing mental skill.
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Skillful with one's hands.
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Skillful in some specific thing.
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Agile; flexible; able to move fluidly and gracefully.
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Done with dexterity.

A dexterous maneuver.

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Origin of dexterous

  • From Latin dexter skillful dexter

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin dexter (“right, ready”).

    From Wiktionary