1. [ adjective ] skillful (or showing skill) in adapting means to ends
Synonyms: clever ingenious

"cool prudence and sensitive selfishness along with quick perception of what is possible--these distinguish an adroit politician" "came up with a clever story" "an ingenious press agent"

Related terms: artful
2. [ adjective ] quick or skillful or adept in action or thought

"an exceptionally adroit pianist" "an adroit technician" "his adroit replies to hecklers won him many followers" "an adroit negotiator"

Related terms: maladroit deft clean coordinated handy clever quick-witted light-fingered artful
Similar spelling:   adroitly