Synonyms for (adjective) adroit

Synonyms: adroit

Definition: quick or skillful or adept in action or thought

Usage: an exceptionally adroit pianist; an adroit technician; his adroit replies to hecklers won him many followers; an adroit negotiator

Similar words: clean, neat

Definition: free from clumsiness; precisely or deftly executed

Usage: he landed a clean left on his opponent's cheek; a clean throw; the neat exactness of the surgeon's knife


Similar words: cunning, clever, ingenious

Definition: showing inventiveness and skill

Usage: a clever gadget; the cunning maneuvers leading to his success; an ingenious solution to the problem


Similar words: co-ordinated, coordinated

Definition: being dexterous in the use of more than one set of muscle movements

Usage: she was usually good with her hands and well coordinated- Mary McCarthy


Similar words: deft, dexterous, dextrous

Definition: skillful in physical movements; especially of the hands

Usage: a deft waiter; deft fingers massaged her face; dexterous of hand and inventive of mind


Similar words: handy

Definition: skillful with the hands

Usage: handy with an axe


Similar words: nimble-fingered, light-fingered

Definition: having nimble fingers literally or figuratively; especially for stealing or picking pockets

Usage: a light-fingered burglar who can crack the combination of a bank vault- Harry Hansen; the light-fingered thoughtfulness...of the most civilized playwright of the era- Time


Similar words: quick-witted

Definition: mentally nimble and resourceful

Usage: quick-witted debater; saved an embarrassing situation with quick-witted tact