Dexterity

Definition of Dexterity

Dex`ter´i`ty
n.1.Right-handedness.
2.Readiness and grace in physical activity; skill and ease in using the hands; expertness in manual acts; as, dexterity with the chisel.
In youth quick bearing and dexterity.
- Shak.
3.Readiness in the use or control of the mental powers; quickness and skill in managing any complicated or difficult affair; adroitness.
His wisdom . . . was turned . . . into a dexterity to deliver himself.
- Bacon.
He had conducted his own defense with singular boldness and dexterity.
- Hallam.

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