Part of speech: adjective

Skilful; dexterous.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", H. L. Mencken.