AskDefine | Define adroit

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adroit adj
1 skillful (or showing skill) in adapting means to ends; "cool prudence and sensitive selfishness along with quick perception of what is possible--these distinguish an adroit politician"; "came up with a clever story"; "an ingenious press agent"; "an ingenious scheme" [syn: clever, ingenious]
2 quick or skillful or adept in action or thought; "an exceptionally adroit pianist"; "an adroit technician"; "his adroit replies to hecklers won him many followers"; "an adroit negotiator" [ant: maladroit]

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English

Etymology

(à) droit (right).

Pronunciation

  • /@drOIt/

Adjective

  1. dexterous, deft or skillful

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