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Definition of "dextrous" [dex•trous]

  • Variant of dexterous. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dextrous" in a sentence
  • "'dextrous'.p. 86, l. 10 _Exeunt. _ 1724 wrongly 'exit'."
  • "I might even suggest that the comment to which you replied is an example of some dextrous and well-deserved ridicule."
  • "I have slightly long nails and am really not that dextrous, so I had a hard time with the Treo."