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deft

adjective uk   /deft/ us  
skilful, clever, or quick: Her movements were deft and quick. She answered the journalist's questions with a deft touch. He's very deft at handling awkward situations.Skilled, talented and able
deftly
adverb uk   /ˈdeft.li/ us  
He deftly (= skilfully) caught the ball.Skilled, talented and able
deftness
noun [U] uk   /ˈdeft.nəs/ us  
Skill, talent and ability
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