Definition of Deftly

1. Adverb. With dexterity; in a dexterous manner. "Dextrously he untied the knots"

Exact synonyms: Dexterously, Dextrously
Partainyms: Deft, Dexterous, Dextrous



2. Adverb. In a deft manner. "Lois deftly removed her scarf"
Partainyms: Deft

Definition of Deftly

1. adv. Aptly; fitly; dexterously; neatly.

Definition of Deftly

1. Adverb. In a deft manner; quickly and neatly in action. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Deftly

1. deft [adv] - See also: deft

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Deftly

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defrosted
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defrosting
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defroze
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deftly (current term)
deftness
deftnesses
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defunct
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defunctions
defunctive

Literary usage of Deftly

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1. A Glossary; Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1867)
"deftly. Neatly, dexterously. ... Come, high or low, deftly ... Ch.Zb. And perching deftly on a Quaking spray, Nye tyr'd herself to make her hearer stay. ..."

2. John L. Stoddard's Lectures: Supplementary Volume[s]. by John Lawson Stoddard (1902)
"Tobogganing down slopes of glittering ice; skating upon the glassy pavement laid so deftly by the Frost King over pond and stream; swept by the wind at ..."

3. The ├ćneid of Virgil by Virgil (1910)
"Some deftly ply The windy bellows, which receive and give The roaring blasts; some plunge in cooling pond The hissing metal, while the smithy floor Groans ..."

4. John L. Stoddard's Lectures: Illustrated and Embellished with Views of the by John Lawson Stoddard (1902)
"Tobogganing down slopes of glittering ice ; skating upon the glassy pavement laid so deftly by the Frost King over pond and stream ; swept by the wind at ..."

5. Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians by Theodore Baker (1919)
"Unable to make headway against the prevailing fashion, he deftly turned it to account; after long and patient labor he placed a 'Stradivarius' violin on the ..."

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