expert or nimble in the use of the hands or body.
cleverly skillful, resourceful, or ingenious:
an adroit debater.
Some of the anecdotes relating to these gentry seem almost incredible for boldness, adroitness, and success.
Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia Maturin M. Ballou
We were indebted for it chiefly to the skill and adroitness of Selina Whiston.
Beauty and The Beast, and Tales From Home Bayard Taylor
I can soon judge of your value by your adroitness, and you can make your own record!
A Fascinating Traitor Richard Henry Savage
And this he did with an adroitness that proved the task to be by no means an unusual one.
Golden Days for Boys and Girls Various
In one instance of this kind, he showed an adroitness in his beneficence which is somewhat amusing.
Homes of American Statesmen Various
The adroitness with which they do this, is quite surprising.
Trade and Travel in the Far East G. F. Davidson
His adroitness in accommodating his prophecies to the alternating chances of the war does him considerable credit as a prophet.
The Superstitions of Witchcraft Howard Williams
With all his adroitness and subtlety, he could get no inkling of their intentions.
‘Me-Smith’ Caroline Lockhart
There is adroitness in both parties, for very seldom do any drops fall aside.
Travels in Central Asia Arminius Vmbry
The adroitness with which this operation was performed showed that it was by no means new to them.
The Scalp Hunters Mayne Reid
skilful or dexterous
quick in thought or reaction
1650s, “dexterous,” originally “rightly,” from French adroit, from phrase à droit “according to right,” from Old French à “to” (see ad-) + droit “right,” from Late Latin directum “right, justice,” accusative of Latin directus “straight” (see direct (v.)). Related: Adroitly; adroitness.
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added or derived from an external source; additional. Historical Examples adscititious, ad-sit-ish′us, adj. added or assumed: additional. Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various Apropos of this ‘supererogatory and adscititious’ prohibition. The Knickerbocker, Vol. 10, No. 6, December 1837 Various All notice, and some enjoy, this adscititious literary overtone. Since Czanne Clive […]
adsc active duty service commitment
written after (distinguished from ). an adscript character. Compare (def 11), (def 12). Historical Examples adscript, ad′skript, adj. written after: attached to the soil, of feudal serfs—in this sense also used as a noun. Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various
. Historical Examples Such is the adscription of a triangle: The adscription of an ordinate triangulate is now to be taught. The Way To Geometry Peter Ramus And thus is the common adscription of a circle: The adscription of a rectilineall followeth, and first of a Triangle. The Way To Geometry Peter Ramus noun a […]