Synonyms for adroit

Grammar : Adj
Spell : uh-droit
Phonetic Transcription : əˈdrɔɪt

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Définition of adroit

Origin :
  • 1650s, "dexterous," originally "rightly," from French adroit, from phrase à droit "according to right," from Old French à "to" (see ad-) + droit "right," from Late Latin directum "right, justice," accusative of Latin directus "straight" (see direct (v.)). Related: Adroitly; adroitness.
  • adj very able or skilled
Example sentences :
  • And the tea-party, under Gino's adroit management, receded ever and ever before her.
  • Extract from : « Where Angels Fear to Tread » by E. M. Forster
  • These were adroit, and posed as her friends while plotting the ruin of both.
  • Extract from : « Oswald Langdon » by Carson Jay Lee
  • I am trailing two of the most adroit villains that ever committed crime.
  • Extract from : « Oswald Langdon » by Carson Jay Lee
  • Naturally the variations are sheer Barrie and of the most adroit.
  • Extract from : « Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 158, April 28, 1920 » by Various
  • The brand had been changed by an adroit touch or two of a running-iron.
  • Extract from : « Oh, You Tex! » by William Macleod Raine
  • Lady Constance was a distinguished beauty of two seasons; fresh, but adroit.
  • Extract from : « Tancred » by Benjamin Disraeli
  • But the adroit clown excelled in the art of receiving affronts.
  • Extract from : « Ten Tales » by Franois Coppe
  • Henry was as adroit and as shameless a financier as his predecessor.
  • Extract from : « History of the English People, Volume III (of 8) » by John Richard Green
  • The art of adroit suggestion is one of the great arts of politics.
  • Extract from : « Folkways » by William Graham Sumner
  • But the Free State party were not only resolute, but adroit.
  • Extract from : « The Negro and the Nation » by George S. Merriam

Antonyms for adroit

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