a|droit´ness

a|droit´ness
a|droit «uh DROYT», adjective.
1. having or showing skill in using the mind; resourceful in reaching one's objective; ingenious; clever: »

A good teacher is adroit in asking questions. But this adroit defence failed to make any impression upon Victoria (Lytton Strachey).

2. having or showing skill in the use of the hands or the body; skillful: »

Monkeys are adroit climbers.

SYNONYM(S): deft. See syn. under dexterous. (Cf.dexterous)
[< French adroit ro < à droit rightly < Old French a dreit < Latin ad to, dīrēctus straight]
a|droit´ly, adverb.
a|droit´ness, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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