Adept vs Dextrous - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between adept and dextrous
is that adept
is well skilled; completely versed; thoroughly proficient while dextrous
As a noun adept
is one fully skilled or well versed in anything; a proficient; as, adepts in philosophy.
Well skilled; completely versed; thoroughly proficient
* 1837-1839 ,
- Adept as she was, in all the arts of cunning and dissimulation, the girl Nancy could not wholly conceal the effect which the knowledge of the step she had taken, wrought upon her mind.
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One fully skilled or well versed in anything; a proficient; as, adepts in philosophy.
* 1841 , , Barnaby Rudge :
* 1894-95 , , Jude the Obscure :
- When he had achieved this task, he applied himself to the acquisition of stable language, in which he soon became such an adept , that he would perch outside my window and drive imaginary horses with great skill, all day.
- Others, alas, had an instinct towards artificiality in their very blood, and became adepts in counterfeiting at the first glimpse of it.
* See also
* pated, taped