What does dexterity mean?

Definitions for dexteritydɛkˈstɛr ɪ ti

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word dexterity.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dexterity, manual dexterity, sleight(noun)

    adroitness in using the hands


  1. dexterity(Noun)

    Skill in performing tasks, especially with the hands.

  2. Origin: dexteritas, from dexter

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dexterity(noun)


  2. Dexterity(noun)

    readiness and grace in physical activity; skill and ease in using the hands; expertness in manual acts; as, dexterity with the chisel

  3. Dexterity(noun)

    readiness in the use or control of the mental powers; quickness and skill in managing any complicated or difficult affair; adroitness


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dexterity in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dexterity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Maura Horton:

    There aren't many different options for people with limited dexterity, but not everyone functions like an 18-year-old. Some have never functioned at all.

  2. Charles Krauthammer:

    They really handle themselves. With dexterity on the stage in the way that nobody else did, i think it’s likely that one of those two will be the one who come up against the outsider and then we’ll see.

  3. The Hollywood Reporter:

    It took less than five minutes into Fox's 'Grease: Live' for director Thomas Kail to throw down the gauntlet, kick it out the door and slam the door shut on just about any future live musicals when it comes to sheer technical dexterity.

  4. Communication Fleur Pellerin:

    I don't know who you are Michael Keaton and that is just fine, but I know you are an actor with extraordinary talent and dexterity, capable of taking on the most diverse of roles, from the most tragic to the most comical, sliding from one to the other without ever running out of breath.

  5. Filmmaker Evan Briggs:

    It's something that you or I could do in 30 seconds flat, and watching them both try to fumble through with limited dexterity was kind of painful but sweet because they really needed each other to make it happen, you could tell the kids felt, we're doing this together, and we're helping each other, and it's not yet another situation where I'm not big enough.

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Translations for dexterity

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • ловкост, сръчностBulgarian
  • destresaCatalan, Valencian
  • zručnostCzech
  • Fingerfertigkeit, GeschicklichkeitGerman
  • επιδεξιότητα, επιτηδειότητα, μαστοριά, δεξιοσύνηGreek
  • destrezaSpanish
  • taitavuus, näppäryysFinnish
  • dextéritéFrench
  • זריזות, גמישות, קלות תנועה, מיומנותHebrew
  • निपुणताHindi
  • fürgeség, ügyesség, kézügyességHungarian
  • destrezzaItalian
  • 器用, 素早いJapanese
  • спретност, умешностMacedonian
  • handigheidDutch
  • zręczność, zwinnośćPolish
  • destrezaPortuguese
  • abilitate, îndemânare, iscusință, dexteritate, dibăcieRomanian
  • сноровка, подвижность, проворность, ловкость, проворствоRussian
  • skicklighet, fingerfärdighetSwedish
  • 灵巧Chinese

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