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adroitly

Definition:

with adroitness; in an adroit manner

Class:

adverb (modifies a verb, adjective, or other adverb)

Derived from:

adroit

Comparative:

more adroitly

Superlative:

most adroitly

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

he handled the situation adroitly

Etymology:

from French à droit according to right, rightly
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

adroitly | adroit

quickly and skilfully | skilful or dexterous | quick in thought or reaction (11 of 497 words, 3 definitions, 11 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/adroitly

Wikipedia:

Adroit [disambiguation]

may refer to: Adroit class minesweeper, a U.S. Navy minesweeper class | Adroitness_(personality trait) a personality trait related to agreeableness | HMAS Adroit (P 82), an Attack-class patrol boat | L'Adroit class destroyer, a group of fourteen French... (35 of 105 words, 7 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Adroit

Cambridge Dictionary:

adroit | adroitly [adverb, derived] | adroitness [noun, derived]

very skilful and quick in the way you think or move (11 of 46 words, 4 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/adroit

American Heritage Dictionary:

adroit | adroitly [adverb, related] | adroitness [noun, related]

Dexterous; deft. | Skillful and adept under pressing conditions. (8 of 41 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/adroit

New World Dictionary:

adroit | adroitly [adverb, related] | adroitness [noun, related]

skillful in a physical or mental way; clever; expert (9 of 36 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/adroit

Macmillan British Dictionary:

adroit [formal] | adroitly [adverb, related] | adroitness [noun, uncountable, related]

clever or skilful (3 of 31 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/adroit

Wiktionary:

adroitly | Deftly [synonym, sense-specific]

Deftly; in an adroit manner. | In a manner exhibiting skill at handling situations, particularly difficult situations. (16 of 17 words, 2 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/adroitly

Merriam-Webster:

adroit | skillful [synonym] | artful [synonym] | bravura [synonym] | deft [synonym] | delicate [synonym] | dexterous [synonym] | expert [synonym] | masterful [synonym] | ...

having or showing skill, cleverness, or resourcefulness in handling situations (10 of 236 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/adroit

Oxford Dictionary:

clever | cleverer [comparative] | cleverest [superlative] | too clever by half | adroit | intelligent [synonym, sense-specific] | talented [synonym, sense-specific] | ingenious [synonym, sense-specific] | cleverly [derived]

quick to understand, learn, and devise or apply ideas; intelligent | skilled at doing or achieving something; talented | showing skill and ... (20 of 223 words, 6 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/clever

Random House Dictionary:

adroit

expert or nimble in the use of the hands or body. | cleverly skillful, resourceful, or ingenious. (16 of 26 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/adroit

Encarta Dictionary:

adroit

displaying physical or mental skill (5 of 27 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861583787​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Collins Dictionary:

adroitly | adroit

First use: 17th century

Origin: from French à droit according to right, rightly

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/adroitly

Wiktionary:

adroitly

Origin: adroit + -ly

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/adroitly

adroit

Origin: Borrowed from French adroit.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/adroit

-ly

Origin: Middle English -ly, -li, -lich, from Old English -līċ, from Proto-Germanic *-līkaz ("having ... | Old English -līċe. (17 of 42 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/-ly

Audio references

Cambridge Dictionary:

adroit

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "adroitly"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "adroitly"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/adroit

the Free Dictionary:

adroitly

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "adroitly"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "adroitly"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/adroitly

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