Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of being adroit; dexterity; readiness in the use of the hands or of the mental faculties.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality of being adroit; skill and readiness; dexterity.

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  • noun Displays of skillfulness or ease of ability.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun skillful performance or ability without difficulty

Etymologies

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adroit +‎ -ness

Examples

  • There is a certain adroitness about the world that sometimes seems missing from American policy.

    Matthew Yglesias » And Now Nigeria

  • DOBBS: That kind of adroitness has not been particularly visible on the part of either campaign in this election, at least in terms of the issues.

    CNN Transcript Aug 24, 2004

  • It is generally understood that he owes his success in the political arena in no slight measure to the adroitness which is born of his invulnerable presence of mind.

    The Beetle

  • It will take innovation, extensive knowledge of the public and private sectors, proven management experience, political adroitness, and steely determination to solve the major issues facing Chicagoans as we move into an uncertain future.

    Hermene Hartman: N'DIGO Endorses Rahm Emanuel for Mayor

  • It will take innovation, extensive knowledge of the public and private sectors, proven management experience, political adroitness, and steely determination to solve the major issues facing Chicagoans as we move into an uncertain future.

    Hermene Hartman: N'DIGO Endorses Rahm Emanuel for Mayor

  • As we approach, their refinement and adroitness become visible, evidence of a virtuosity honed over more than four decades of experimenting with materials and methods.

    Big Labor and Economy

  • Chelsea, however, lack adroitness and it is not easy to envisage them coming up with an inexpensive scorer such as United's Javier Hernández, with the initial fee to the Mexican club Chivas de Guadalajara thought to be no more than £6m.

    Chelsea will be galvanised by the sight of Manchester United

  • Whoever had infiltrated the system he and Granados had set up had done so with remarkable, even awe-inspiring adroitness.

    Star Trek: Typhon Pact Paths of Disharmony

  • But this play, in which the action takes place in real time, displays not only his technical adroitness but his psychological understanding of the havoc created by the happily well-meaning.

    Absent Friends - review

  • Those who experienced the heady days of pre-revolutionary Egypt will still long for that Arcadia of cultural refinement and social adroitness.

    On the Eastern Shore

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  • I think Signor Voice,

    that I never shall

    be requested to

    show adoroitness in

    such specialist skills.

    - Peter Reading, 5x5x5x5x5, 1983

    July 4, 2008