Definition for DEX'TROUS


  1. Ready and expert in the use of the body and limbs; skillful and active in manual employment; adroit; as, a dextrous hand; a dextrous workman.
  2. Ready in the use of the mental faculties; prompt in contrivance and management; expert; quick at inventing expedients; as, a dextrous manager. Dextrous the craving, fawning crowd to quit. – Pope.
  3. Skillful; artful; done with dexterity; as, dextrous management.

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