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Definition of the adjective adroit
What does adroit mean as an attribute of a noun?
adjective - degrees: more adroit / adroiter | most adroit / adroitest
- quick or skillful or adept in action or thought
- examples: an exceptionally adroit pianist | an adroit technician | his adroit replies to hecklers won him many followers | an adroit negotiator
- antonym: maladroit
- similar: clean / neat; clever / cunning / ingenious; co-ordinated / coordinated; deft / dexterous / dextrous; handy; light-fingered / nimble-fingered; quick-witted
- see also: artful
Alternative definition of the adjective adroit
- dexterous, deft or skillful
- antonym: maladroit
Definition of the adjective adroit for high school students
- skillful, dexterous
- example: The adroit thief could pick someone's pocket without attracting notice.
The adjective adroit is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.
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The Dimwit's Dictionary (2006)
More Than 5,000 Overused Words and Phrases and Alternatives to Them by Robert Hartwell Fiske, Joseph Epstein
able; adroit; alert; apt; astute; bright; brilliant; capable; clever; competent; discerning; enlightened; insightful; intelligent; judicious; keen; knowledgeable; learned; logical; luminous; perceptive; perspicacious; quick; quickwitted; rational; ...
A - D by Hensleigh Wedgwood
Adroit. Fr. adroit, handsome, nimble, ready, apt or fit for anything, favourable, prosperous — Cotgr. ; saison adroite, convenient season — Diet. Rom. From droit, right, as opposed to left, as is shown by the synonymous adextre, adestre, from ...
A Dictionary of the English Language. To which are added, a Vocabulary of Scripture Proper Names, and a concise Classical Dictionary (1847)
by Robert SULLIVAN (LL.D.)
Adroit', a. dexterous, skilful, active. Adroit'ly, ad. dexterously, nimbly, skilfully. Adroit'ness, s. dexterity ...
by William Morris, Mary Morris
adroit. We get adroit from the French phrase a droit, "to the right." When we use adroit today it means skillful, dexterous, deft—especially when under ...
With a Vocabulary of Scripture Proper Names, and a Concise Classical Dictionary by Robert Sullivan
Adroit', a. dexterous, skilful, active. Adroit'ly, ad. dexterously, nimbly, skilfully. Adroit'ness, s. dexterity, skill, ...
by Matatʻeay Petrosean
dexterous, handy, industrious, ingenious, skilful, adroit, able, clever, expert; fig. artful, cunning, sharp, ely, shrewd, crafty ; *. artisan, mechanic, artificer, master ; ad. well, wisely, thoroughly, ...
by Mariusz Kaminski
flourishing: adroit (obs.): forward: saucy: impertinent: presumingly free in speech: objectionable (obs.).—n. an impudent person. —adv. pert'ly. —n. pert'ness. [Aphetic for apert; see also peart.] (5-26) pert, part, ...
Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose
ADROIT. of quently met ...
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Adroit - Gable House - Broad Street, Bromyard
A look around the market town of Bromyard in Herefordshire.
Beyond the High Street in Bromyard is Broad Street.
Grade II Listed Building
1962 BROMYARD BROMYARD
SO 6554 1/157
Late C18 refronted and much altered. 3 storeys. Modern sashes, Victorian
pilastered shops. Slate roof. Occupies prominent corner position.
Timber framing exposed at rear. Original C17 staircase. RCHM plate 75.
Nos 11 to 13 (consec) and Gable House form a group.
Listing NGR: SO6556554634
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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Scrabble value of A1D2R1O1I1T1
The value of this 6-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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