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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dexterously, dextrously, deftlyadverb

    with dexterity; in a dexterous manner

    "dextrously he untied the knots"

  2. deftlyadverb

    in a deft manner

    "Lois deftly removed her scarf"


  1. deftlyadverb

    In a deft manner; quickly and neatly in action.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Deftlyadverb


    Etymology: from deft.

    Come, high or low,
    Thyself and office deftly show. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    Young Colin Clout, a lad of peerly meed,
    Full well could dance, and deftly tune the reed. John Gay, Past.


  1. deftly

    Deftly is an adverb denoting to do something in a way that is skilfully, quickly, and effectively, typically indicating a person's traits or behavior in performing or managing a task proficiently. The term often implies natural talent or acquired proficiency combined with quickness and gracefulness.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deftlyadverb

    aptly; fitly; dexterously; neatly

  2. Etymology: [Cf. Defly.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of deftly in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of deftly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of deftly in a Sentence

  1. Chase LeBlanc:

    A great meal can be deftly managed or thuggishly muscled, either way resulting in an original offering of scrumptiousness.

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