27 Synonyms & Antonyms for Deft


Noun:

The noun form for “deft” is “deftness.” It refers to the skillfulness, dexterity, or proficiency with which someone handles a task or situation.

Adjective:

The word “deft” is primarily an adjective, used to describe someone who is skillful, nimble, or adept at handling tasks.

Synonyms

Skillful
Dexterous
Adroit
Proficient
Nimble
Agile
Clever
Handy
Able
Competent
Artful
Adept
Quick-witted
Polished
Talented

Antonyms

Clumsy
Inept
Awkward
Unskillful
Ungainly
Incompetent
Maladroit
Bumbling
Uncoordinated
Fumbling
Graceless
Inexpert
Unhandy
Ungraceful
Heavy-handed

Examples from books and articles

  • He absorbs the ball with a deft first touch and a tight turning circle. The Guardian. (2019)
  • Perhaps no other genre of music is so deft at laying love on the table - from first love to long-lasting love, lost love, and of course, cheating hearts.

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