from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Variant of dexterous.
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- adj. Alternative spelling of dexterous.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- Same as dexterous, dexterously, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- etc. See dexterous, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. skillful in physical movements; especially of the hands
'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.
But it was Oxlade-Chamberlain's intelligent movement, dextrous footwork on the left flank and composed finishing that warmed the hearts of the Arsenal supporters who gave him a standing ovation when he was withdrawn.
I cannot rest and dream my dreams on warm white sands, but high and dextrous, low and sinister, must soar.
Black Emperor even shifted the ! from the end of their name, suggesting a shift in priorities as subtle as their dextrous compositions.
They are not quite as dextrous as an astronaut right now (though suit gloves are no picnic), but that will come.
During Ronson's brief but dextrous DJ interlude, he drops a bit of Duran Duran's "Rio".
More immediate control of robot explorers would spur development of more dextrous, faster moving machines, along with enhanced sensors and human controls.
Over the years I have disparaged Lapine's direction but his witty, dextrous use of projections and his understanding of its difficult subject made the 2010 "Sondheim on Sondheim" an unexpectedly moving revue.
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