Definition of Deftness

1. Noun. Skillful performance or ability without difficulty. "He was famous for his facility as an archer"

Exact synonyms: Adeptness, Adroitness, Facility, Quickness
Generic synonyms: Skillfulness
Specialized synonyms: Touch, Dexterity, Manual Dexterity, Sleight
Derivative terms: Adept, Adroit, Deft, Facile, Quick



Definition of Deftness

1. n. The quality of being deft.

Definition of Deftness

1. Noun. The characteristic of being deft. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Deftness

1. the quality of being deft [n -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Deftness

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Literary usage of Deftness

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1. The Bookman (1907)
"And when he cared to take the time he could write with a style that had some very serious merits, with its ready gift of phrasing, its deftness, ..."

2. Centennial Celebration, and Dedication of Town Hall, Orono, Maine, March 3 by Orono (Me.). (1874)
"... which he did with a prompt and cheerful deftness that gave him unbounded credit in the company, and secured to him the neighborhood custom in the ..."

3. Our Wonderful Progress: The World's Triumphant Knowledge and Works : a Vast by Trumbull White (1902)
"... he laid four complete rows of bricks with a deftness and dispatch that made the men's eyes stick out of their heads. Then he went on, ..."

4. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1901)
"He found that about seven-eights of the company had been in the school, and had spent about five- hours a week in teaching their hands deftness, while about ..."

5. Dynamic Factors in Education by Michael Vincent O'Shea (1906)
"Preyer reports that his son Axel showed much deftness before his seventh month in picking up shreds of paper from the floor; but the term "much deftness" is ..."

6. Annual Report of the Wisconsin State Horticultural Society by Wisconsin State Horticultural Society (1888)
"You object that some have no capacity for deftness: it is a gift like music ... deftness, in one degree or another, belongs to you if you wring it from your ..."

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