deft
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
variant of daft, in the obsolete sense ‘meek’
Synonyms
  • adept
  • adroit
  • ingenious
  • nimble
  • proficient
  • quick
  • skillful
Antonyms
  • awkward
  • clumsy
  • ignorant
  • incompetent
  • inept
  • slow
  • stupid
  • unskilled
Definition
dexterous; nimble; skillful; clever
Example
He was a deft mechanic and consistently had an overflow of clients.
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