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deftly (adv.)

"aptly, dexterously, in a skillful manner," mid-15c., from deft + -ly (2). An earlier adverb was daftelike "mannerly, properly, modestly, humbly" (c. 1200).

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Definitions of deftly

deftly (adv.)
with dexterity; in a dexterous manner;
Synonyms: dexterously / dextrously
deftly (adv.)
in a deft manner;
Lois deftly removed her scarf
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