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 Dextrous

deft, dexterous

Alternate forms of Dextrous

Derivations: dexterity

Origin of the word Dextrous

  1. 1620s, alt. spelling of dexterous; this version is more conformable to Latin but less common in English. more

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Words that sound like Dextrous

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

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