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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-droit]
    • /əˈdrɔɪt/
    • /əˈdrɔɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-droit]
    • /əˈdrɔɪt/

Definitions of adroitly word

  • adjective adroitly expert or nimble in the use of the hands or body. 1
  • adjective adroitly cleverly skillful, resourceful, or ingenious: an adroit debater. 1
  • noun adroitly Deftly; in an adroit manner. 1
  • adverb adroitly In a manner exhibiting skill at handling situations, particularly difficult situations. 0

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Origin of adroitly

First appearance:

before 1645
One of the 44% oldest English words
1645-55; < French, Old French: elegant, skillful, equivalent to a- a-5 + droit, dreit straight, just, correct < Latin dīrēctus; see direct

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adroitly 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.
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Synonyms for adroitly

adv adroitly

  • competently — having suitable or sufficient skill, knowledge, experience, etc., for some purpose; properly qualified: He is perfectly competent to manage the bank branch.
  • capably — having power and ability; efficient; competent: a capable instructor.
  • 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.

adverb adroitly

  • tidily — neat, orderly, or trim, as in appearance or dress: a tidy room; a tidy person.
  • astutely — of keen penetration or discernment; sagacious: an astute analysis.
  • lithely — bending readily; pliant; limber; supple; flexible: the lithe body of a ballerina.

Antonyms for adroitly

adv adroitly

  • awkwardly — lacking skill or dexterity. Synonyms: clumsy, inept; unskillful, unhandy, inexpert. Antonyms: deft, adroit, skillful, dexterous; handy.
  • clumsily — awkward in movement or action; without skill or grace: He is very clumsy and is always breaking things.
  • unskilful — not skillful; clumsy or bungling.
  • graceless — lacking grace, pleasing elegance, or charm.
  • grotesquely — odd or unnatural in shape, appearance, or character; fantastically ugly or absurd; bizarre.

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