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English definition of “deft”

deft

adjective [-er/-est only]  /deft/ us  
skillful, effective, and quick: He cut some logs up for firewood with a few deft strokes of his ax.
deftly
adverb  /ˈdef·tli/ us  
She deftly answered the tough questions.
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