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    • [adjective uh-dept; noun ad-ept, uh-dept]
    • /adjective əˈdɛpt; noun ˈæd ɛpt, əˈdɛpt/
    • /ə.ˈdept.li/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [adjective uh-dept; noun ad-ept, uh-dept]
    • /adjective əˈdɛpt; noun ˈæd ɛpt, əˈdɛpt/

Definitions of adeptly word

  • adjective adeptly very skilled; proficient; expert: an adept juggler. 1
  • noun adeptly a skilled or proficient person; expert. 1
  • noun adeptly With great skill or knowledge. 1

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Origin of adeptly

First appearance:

before 1655
One of the 46% oldest English words
1655-65; < Medieval Latin adeptus one who has attained (the secret of transmuting metals), noun use of L past participle of adipiscī to attain to (ad- ad- + -ep-, combining form of ap- in aptus apt + -tus past participle suffix)

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Parts of speech for Adeptly


adeptly popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 90% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 58% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

adeptly usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for adeptly

adv adeptly

  • cleanly — in a fair manner
  • nicely — pleasing; agreeable; delightful: a nice visit.
  • accurately — free from error or defect; consistent with a standard, rule, or model; precise; exact.
  • precisely — definitely or strictly stated, defined, or fixed: precise directions.
  • handily — skillfully; dexterously; expertly: to manage a boat handily.

adverb adeptly

  • cleverly — mentally bright; having sharp or quick intelligence; able.
  • tidily — neat, orderly, or trim, as in appearance or dress: a tidy room; a tidy person.
  • happily — in a happy manner; with pleasure.

Antonyms for adeptly

adv adeptly

  • incorrectly — not correct as to fact; inaccurate; wrong: an incorrect statement.
  • mistakenly — wrongly conceived, held, or done: a mistaken antagonism.
  • incompletely — not complete; lacking some part.
  • partially — being such in part only; not total or general; incomplete: partial blindness; a partial payment of a debt.
  • inadequately — not adequate or sufficient; inept or unsuitable.

adverb adeptly

  • clumsily — awkward in movement or action; without skill or grace: He is very clumsy and is always breaking things.

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