Adeptly



very skilled; proficient; expert:
an adept juggler.
a skilled or proficient person; expert.
Contemporary Examples

Bright-eyed young couples intertwine gloved hands as they adeptly navigate the crowds.
Christmas Misfits Unite Dr. Michelle K. London December 23, 2013

Until this latest attack, the Netanyahu-Barak duo had adeptly managed to avoid involvement in the Syrian revolution.
Israel Must Not Get Swallowed Up By Anarchy In Syria Yossi Alpher January 30, 2013

Greenwald and Matt Welch have adeptly handled this piece of stinking hubris from our just reelected President.
Obama’s Fear: Good God, a Republican Might Use These War Powers in a Way I Wouldn’t Like! Justin Green November 25, 2012

He adeptly shepherded some of the most legally and politically fraught policy matters at DOD.
Exclusive: Jeh Johnson Tapped to Lead Department of Homeland Security Daniel Klaidman October 16, 2013

Historical Examples

adeptly, he seized the right eyelid of M. Max, and rolled it back over his forefinger, disclosing the eyeball.
The Yellow Claw Sax Rohmer

adjective (əˈdɛpt)
very proficient in something requiring skill or manual dexterity
skilful; expert
noun (ˈædɛpt)
a person who is skilled or proficient in something
adj.

1690s, “completely skilled” from Latin adeptus “having reached, attained,” past participle of adipisci “to come up with, arrive at,” figuratively “to attain to, acquire,” from ad- “to” (see ad-) + apisci “grasp, attain,” related to aptus “fitted” (see apt). Related: Adeptly.
n.

“an expert,” especially “one who is skilled in the secrets of anything,” 1660s, from Latin adeptus (see adept (adj.)). The Latin adjective was used as a noun in this sense in Medieval Latin among alchemists.

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