dexterous meaning

Pronunciation:   "dexterous" in a sentence
Adjective: dexterous  dekstrus
  1. Skilful in physical movements; especially of the hands
    "dexterous of hand and inventive of mind"
    - deft, dextrous

See also: adroit

Encyclopedia: Dexterous

also dex·trous adj
1 : skillful and competent with the hands
2 : mentally adroit and skillful — dex·ter·ous·ly adv — dex·ter·ous·ness n


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  1. she is a dexterous typist.
  2. i was secretly afraid of him when i saw him so dexterous.
  3. we made him very merry, and i proved very dexterous in catching fish.
  4. he may be dexterous at football, but he is very clumsy on the dance floor.
  5. i could help you to a schoolmistress that shall make you as dexterous as herself.

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