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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.
deftly
adverb uk   /ˈdeft.li/ us  
He deftly (= skilfully) caught the ball.
deftness
noun [U] uk   /ˈdeft.nəs/ us  
Translations of “deft”
in Spanish hábil…
in French adroit…
in German geschickt…
in Chinese (Traditional) 熟練的, 巧妙的, 靈巧的…
in Russian ловкий, проворный…
in Turkish becerikli, usta, mahir…
in Chinese (Simplified) 熟练的, 巧妙的, 灵巧的…
in Polish wprawny, zręczny…
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