Definition of adroit :
Dexterous in the use of the hands or in the exercise of the mental faculties; exhibiting skill and readiness in avoiding danger or escaping difficulty; ready in invention or execution; -- applied to persons and to acts; as, an adroit mechanic, an adroit reply.
facile (part of speech: adjective)
expert (part of speech: adjective)
skillful (part of speech: adjective)
competent, handy, dexterous, able, capable, expert, ambidextrous, cunning, clever, efficient, nimble, crafty, skilled, masterful, adept, facile, crack, genius, accomplished, talented, sure-footed, proficient, versatile, deft, apt, agile, artful, skillful
stylish (part of speech: adjective)
witty (part of speech: adjective)
inventive, smart, funny, canny, sarcastic, astute, jocular, shrewd, sparkling, joking, sharp, tricky, quick, pithy, scintillating, dry, pointed, quick-witted, witty, subtle, brilliant, intelligent, comical, resourceful, sly, waggish, foxy, droll, wily, urbane, ingenious, scurrilous, facetious
- In my heart I had rather plumed myself on the adroit way in which my questions had been put regarding that annoying basket. - "Wives and Widows; or The Broken Life", Ann S. Stephens.
- If chance had put this volume apart from the rest, and had left it open at the precise page where la Peyrade found it marked, it must be owned that, after what had passed between himself and the countess, chance can sometimes seem clever and adroit. - "The Lesser Bourgeoisie", Honore de Balzac.
- The adroit de Vergennes replied that the government had already dispatched a courier to direct Franklin to remain at Nantes; but since they knew neither the time of his departure nor his route, the message might not reach him. - "Benjamin Franklin", John Torrey Morse, Jr..