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dextrous (adj.)

1620s, alternative spelling of dexterous; this version is more conformable to Latin but less common in English.

updated on November 12, 2012

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Definitions of dextrous from WordNet

dextrous (adj.)
skillful in physical movements; especially of the hands;
Synonyms: deft / dexterous
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