What does the word adroit mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Skilful; dexterous.

Usage examples for adroit

  1. They were going forward with an adroit drawing in and knitting together of scattered strands, and the warp and woof of this weaving were coming into definite order and pattern. – The Law of Hemlock Mountain by Hugh Lundsford
  2. He, too, sprang over the rail, but, nearing the beach, a justly enraged providence intervened and he was bitten neatly in two by a famished and adroit shark. – The Boss of Little Arcady by Harry Leon Wilson
  3. I think you will come to some understanding, by that simple experiment, of the difference between an adroit artisan's bag of tricks and the lofty sincerity and passion of a first- rate artist. – A Book of Prefaces by H. L. Mencken