Definition of


  1. (adj, all) skillful in physical movements; especially of the hands
    deft fingers massaged her face
    dexterous of hand and inventive of mind

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Synonyms of Dexterous

deft, dextrous

Origin of the word Dexterous

  1. c.1600, formed in English from L. dexter (see dexterity) + -ous. more

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Words that sound like Dexterous

destress, dextrorse, dextrose, dextrous, diestrous, diestrus, dioestrous, disastrous, distress, dustrag, dysdercus

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