- skillful or adroit in the use of the hands or body.
- having mental adroitness or skill; clever.
- done with skill or adroitness.
- possessing or done with dexterity
- a rare word for right-handed
adj.c.1600, “convenient, suitable,” formed in English from Latin dexter (see dexterity) + -ous. Meaning “skillful, clever” is from 1620s.