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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

  1. quick or skillful or adept in action or thought

Alternative definition of the adjective adroit


  1. dexterous, deft or skillful

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.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for adroit

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Google previewThe 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; ...

Google previewA Dictionary of English Etymology (1859)

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 ...

Google previewA 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 ...

Google previewMorris Dictionary of Word and Phrase Origins (1988)

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 ...

Google previewDictionary of the English Language (1847)

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, ...

Google previewNew Dictionary: Armenian-English (1879)

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, ...

Google previewA History of the Chambers Dictionary (2013)

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, ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana, Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge (1845)

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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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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