noun see deft

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Deftness — Deft ness, n. The quality of being deft. Drayton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deftness — index discretion (quality of being discreet), efficiency, facility (easiness), faculty (ability), gift (flair) …   Law dictionary

  • deftness — deft ► ADJECTIVE ▪ quick and neatly skilful. DERIVATIVES deftly adverb deftness noun. ORIGIN variant of DAFT(Cf. ↑daft), in the obsolete sense «meek» …   English terms dictionary

  • deftness — See deftly. * * * …   Universalium

  • deftness — noun The characteristic of being deft …   Wiktionary

  • deftness — Synonyms and related words: ability, address, adeptness, adroitness, agility, airmanship, artfulness, artisanship, artistry, assuredness, bravura, brilliance, capability, capacity, cleverness, command, competence, confidence, control,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • deftness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Skillfulness in the use of the hands or body: adroitness, dexterity, dexterousness, prowess, skill, sleight. See ABILITY …   English dictionary for students

  • deftness — deft·ness || deftnɪs n. adeptness, skillfulness, proficiency, dexterousness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • deftness — deft·ness …   English syllables

  • deftness — noun skillful performance or ability without difficulty his quick adeptness was a product of good design he was famous for his facility as an archer • Syn: ↑adeptness, ↑adroitness, ↑facility, ↑quickness • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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