Dexterous vs Trained - What's the difference?

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Dexterous is a related term of trained.

As adjectives the difference between dexterous and trained

is that dexterous is skillful with one's hands while trained is having undergone a course of training (sometimes in combination).

As a verb trained is




Alternative forms

* dextrous


(en adjective)
  • Skillful with one's hands.
  • Skillful in some specific thing
  • * 1719 ,
  • We went frequently out with this boat a-fishing; and as I was most dexterous to catch fish for him, he never went without me.
  • Agile; flexible; able to move fluidly and gracefully.
  • See also

    * adroit * active * expert * skillful * clever * able * ready * apt * handy * versed






    (en adjective)
  • Having undergone a course of training (sometimes in combination).
  • *{{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=19 citation , passage=As soon as Julia returned with a constable, Timothy, who was on the point of exhaustion, prepared to give over to him gratefully. The newcomer turned out to be a powerful youngster, fully trained and eager to help, and he stripped off his tunic at once.}}
  • Manipulated in shape or habit.
  • Antonyms

    * untrained


  • (train)
  • Anagrams

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