dexterity meaning

Pronunciation:   "dexterity" in a sentence
Noun: dexterity  dek'steritee
  1. Adroitness in using the hands
    - manual dexterity, sleight

Derived forms: dexterities

See also: dextrous

Type of: adeptness, adroitness, deftness, facility, quickness

Encyclopedia: Dexterity

n pl -ties
1 : readiness and grace in physical activity; esp : skill and ease in using the hands
2 : mental skill or quickness


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  1. cummings counters with his usual dexterity.
  2. he had learned to despise technical dexterity.
  3. bahr had sufficient confidence in his dexterity.
  4. the barber did his work with extraordinary dexterity.
  5. he handled the small airplane with great dexterity.

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