Dex"ter*ous (?), a. [L. dexter. See Dexter.] [Written also dextrous.]
Ready and expert in the use of the body and limbs; skillful and active with the hands; handy; ready; as, a dexterous hand; a dexterous workman.
Skillful in contrivance; quick at inventing expedients; expert; as, a dexterous manager.
Dexterous the craving, fawning crowd to quit.
Done with dexterity; skillful; artful; as, dexterous management.
sleights of hand."
Syn. -- Adroit; active; expert; skillful; clever; able; ready; apt; handy; versed.
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