Dex"ter*ous (?), a. [L. dexter.
See Dexter.] [Written also dextrous.]
1. Ready and expert in the use of the body and
limbs; skillful and active with the hands; handy; ready; as, a
dexterous hand; a dexterous workman.
2. Skillful in contrivance; quick at
inventing expedients; expert; as, a dexterous
Dexterous the craving, fawning crowd to
3. Done with dexterity; skillful; artful; as,
dexterous management. "Dexterous sleights of
Syn. -- Adroit; active; expert; skillful; clever; able;
ready; apt; handy; versed.