Deft

Pronunciation: [ deft ]


Definition: adjective

dexterous; nimble; skillful; clever

Origin: Middle English


Etymology: variant of daft, in the obsolete sense ‘meek’


Usage:


Synonyms:

  • adept

  • adroit

  • ingenious

  • nimble

  • proficient

  • quick

  • skillful

Antonyms:

  • awkward

  • clumsy

  • ignorant

  • incompetent

  • inept

  • slow

  • stupid

  • unskilled

Example:

He was a deft mechanic and consistently had an overflow of clients.

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