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deftadjective

uk   /deft/  us   /deft/
deftly
adverb uk   /ˈdeft.li/  us   /ˈdeft.li/
He deftly (= ​skilfully)caught the ​ball.
deftness
noun [U] uk   /ˈdeft.nəs/  us   /ˈdeft.nəs/
(Definition of deft from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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deftadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /deft/
skillful, ​effective, and ​quick: He ​cut some ​logs up for ​firewood with a few deft ​strokes of his ax.
deftly
adverb  us   /ˈdef·tli/
She deftly ​answered the ​toughquestions.
(Definition of deft from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “deft”
in Spanish hábil…
in Vietnamese khéo tay…
in Malaysian cekap…
in Thai ซึ่งชำนาญ…
in French adroit…
in German geschickt…
in Chinese (Simplified) 熟练的, 巧妙的, 灵巧的…
in Turkish becerikli, usta, mahir…
in Russian ловкий, проворный…
in Indonesian cekatan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 熟練的, 巧妙的, 靈巧的…
in Polish wprawny, zręczny…
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