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- n. The quality of being adept.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality of being adept; skill.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality or state of being adept; skilfulness; special proficiency.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. skillful performance or ability without difficulty
In the debate over raising the government's debt ceiling, President Obama has seen his approval rating fall to a new low, his political adeptness questioned and his liberal base enraged over compromises he made on line-in-the-sand issues such as protecting Medicare from cuts.
I do mean that in the nicest way, as part of what makes him so freaky is his adeptness at swinging, wiggling and falling from the poles he dances on.
This adeptness will make him a future power broker, something Colorado and her students will greatly benefit from.
Where a family is noted for a special innovation or its adeptness at creating a certain craft, a family history follows.
Candidates might catch wind of public sentiment and begin campaigning on their maturity and adeptness at complex problem solving, rather than campaigning on untenable promises to handle difficult issues with oversimplified solutions.
Another sign of greatness is his adeptness at acknowledging & handling faux pas as evident by his handling of the Crowley-Gates incidence.
James Urquhart, in the Independent on Sunday, applauded Mankell's evocation of his diabetic detective's "quiet inner turmoil" and his "adeptness in weaving big ideas into seemingly local crimes".
I have begun to recognise that this may be his thing; his teachers have commented on his adeptness with the technology.
Given the Met's new adeptness at marketing, I wouldn't be surprised if they'll soon feature a "Traviata Workout" DVD in their gift shop.
They show glimpses of understanding coach Tony Bennett's pack-line defensive principles, and they show glimpses of offensive adeptness.