very skilled; proficient; expert:
an adept juggler.
a skilled or proficient person; expert.
adeptness in the performance of our values must be ever-present, but identifying and sticking with those values come first.
Liberals Need to Learn to Say No Bernhard Schlink July 9, 2014
Also his adeptness in dodging was called upon more and more.
The Young Pitcher Zane Grey
His eye is always upon his neighbour’s defects, and I never cease to marvel at its adeptness.
Brother Copas Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Some men are born with an adeptness for crime of a certain character.
How to Become Rich William Windsor
An adeptness at discovering grievances has lately been one of the principal recommendations to public notice and popular applause.
Novanglus, and Massachusettensis John Adams
And when night drew near and they made camp, what joy it was to hear her exclamations of wonder at his adeptness!
The Crimson Gardenia and Other Tales of Adventure Rex Beach
She answered shortly enough, and the skimming of the milk was not done with the adeptness which she usually displayed.
The Hound From The North Ridgwell Cullum
He didn’t handle them with the adeptness of a Belt man, but he wasn’t too awkward.
Anchorite Randall Garrett
If so, the little trick had been done with deplorable spontaneity or adeptness of usage.
Lord Ormont and his Aminta, Complete George Meredith
Lubimoff was astonished at the way this woman spoke in all seriousness of her present adeptness.
The Enemies of Women Vicente Blasco Ibez
very proficient in something requiring skill or manual dexterity
a person who is skilled or proficient in something
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.
“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.
the state or quality of being ; sufficiency for a particular purpose. Contemporary Examples To their chagrin, neutral observers have questioned the adequacy of due process in these cases. Bangladesh’s Unfinished War K. Anis Ahmed March 10, 2013 Historical Examples The conception of perfection in a practical sense is the adequacy of a thing for […]
- Adequate for
as much or as good as necessary for some requirement or purpose; fully sufficient, suitable, or fit (often followed by to or for): This car is adequate to our needs. adequate food for fifty people. barely sufficient or suitable: Being adequate is not good enough. Law. reasonably sufficient for starting legal action: adequate grounds. adjective […]
as much or as good as necessary for some requirement or purpose; fully sufficient, suitable, or fit (often followed by to or for): This car is adequate to our needs. adequate food for fifty people. barely sufficient or suitable: Being adequate is not good enough. Law. reasonably sufficient for starting legal action: adequate grounds. Contemporary […]
- Adequate stimulus
adequate stimulus adequate stimulus ad·e·quate stimulus (ād’ĭ-kwĭt) n. A stimulus to which a particular receptor responds effectively and that gives rise to a characteristic sensation. Historical Examples Simply hitting in imagination upon an object which furnishes an adequate stimulus to the recovery of overt action. Human Nature and Conduct John Dewey