Dexterous Definition

dĕkstər-əs, -strəs
Having or showing skill in the use of the hands or body.
Webster's New World
Having or showing mental skill.
Webster's New World
Done with dexterity.
A dexterous maneuver.
American Heritage

Agile; flexible; able to move fluidly and gracefully.


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

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