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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

deft*dɛft(adj.)-er, -est.

  1. skillful; nimble; facile.

* Syn: See dexterous.

Origin of deft:

1175–1225; ME; var. of daft


Princeton's WordNet

  1. deft, dexterous, dextrous(adj)

    skillful in physical movements; especially of the hands

    "a deft waiter"; "deft fingers massaged her face"; "dexterous of hand and inventive of mind"


  1. deft(Adjective)

    Quick and neat in action; skillful

    He assembled it in one fluid, deft motion.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deft(adj)

    apt; fit; dexterous; clever; handy; spruce; neat

Translations for deft

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


skilful, quick and neat

his deft handling of the situation.

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