Synonym of deft

Alternative for deft

defter, deftest

Synonym: adept, apt, clever, expert, handy, ingenious, nimble, proficient, skillful,

Antonym: awkward, clumsy, unskillful,

Adjective

Demonstrating skill and cleverness
dexterous adroit expert handy able adept neat nimble skilful agile clever practised proficient delicate masterful masterly nimble-fingered skilled accomplished artful capable efficient experienced polished astute crack dextrous impressive nifty professional shrewd slick ace bravura canny cunning mean nippy practiced sharp skillful virtuoso wicked wizard workmanlike finely judged genius habile apt cute fleet ingenious precise prompt quick ready having know-how having good hands talented competent gifted good crackerjack brilliant master consummate versed great fine veteran smart excellent educated trained tasty compleat complete stellar first-rate savvy professed intelligent outstanding superb effective exceptional first-class qualified seasoned well versed magnificent smooth top-notch facile superlative marvellous effectual marvelous brainy keen splendid elite bright schooled hot whiz on the ball effortless supreme superior knowledgeable dazzling accurate out of this world a dab hand at perceptive cool pro practical big league formidable exquisite peerless fit topflight learned deadly au fait fitted class remarkable hotshot with it finished up to speed multitalented multiskilled refined wonderful acute extraordinary specialist sure-handed taught tutored well-rounded all-round all-around old serviceable quick-witted sharp-witted demon fab discerning precocious tip-top strong wise perspicacious exceptionally good there well-versed proper knowing highly skilled exceptionally skilled immensely skilled highly qualified extraordinarily skilled very skilled highly trained fluent A1 exact wised up a hand at top-drawer satisfactory balanced painstaking world-class inventive businesslike capital choice suitable terrific thorough crafty dynamite leading reliable active fantastic fabulous intuitive awesome heavenly sagacious clean cracking divine versant insightful perfect super phenomenal incisive best razor-sharp sapient up to it up to snuff alert suited judicious sensitive glorious vet smashing powerful endowed brill whip-smart quick off the mark sharp as a tack top-hole on the beam class act tuned in shining at quick on the uptake graceful streamlined smooth-running crisp straight decisive creative innovative methodic methodical systematic careful flawless impeccable useful very well well-organized well organized faultless strict express categorical simple voluble productive sly resourceful preeminent transcendent decent well run notable handpicked deluxe organized specialized certified first class inch-perfect conversant hep hip star drilled phenom kosher specialised dominant artistic employable long-term having the know-how adept physically rangé hot tamale right on errorless dead-on well sporting on-target trustworthy spot-on sure-fire stringent organised clever with one's hands good with one's hands supremely skilled pitch-perfect happy forward mature hardy admirable noteworthy well executed appropriate sublime cut out for having a knack for equal adequate mega mighty banging crucial dynamic ultraefficient receptive bosting easy worthy responsible know backwards and forwards highly endowed equipped know the ropes prepared know one's onions pretty quick-thinking of the first water supercalifragilisticexpialidocious feasible have the goods ahead of one's peers out of the ordinary have smarts old beyond one's years got it advanced for one's age elegant magic fast observant supersmart ultrasmart hyperintelligent percipient nimble-witted killer useable working realizable realisable hyperefficient usable practicable vigorous mercurial curt wired penetrating aware very able no slouch know stuff very good no dummy discriminating thoughtful cerebral all there smart as a whip wide awake quick on the draw quick on the trigger analytical intellectual piercing cagy politic cagey complex rapier-like subtle fly analytic intriguing deep razor-like exacting ratiocinative detailed vigilant leet suss calculating streetwise wily argute heads-up long-headed peachy swell groovy dandy sensational phat prime out-of-sight gangbusters jim-dandy brag topping bully down prizewinning gone blue-chip primo grand high-class brave bonnie top famous fantabulous bang-up noble bumper boffo radical beautiful top-shelf quality frontline prize righteous classic sterling first-string immense four-star bonny lovely A-OK corking hype blue-ribbon boss five-star gilt-edge top-of-the-line unsurpassed gangbuster gilt-edged banner dope supernal chic well-designed schmick natty convenient attractive stylish enjoyable spruce pleasing peachy keen par excellence number one numero uno greatest champion select pre-eminent tremendous principal chief foremost rad unrivaled premier unrivalled finest amazing eminent primary sound highest head illustrious paramount tiptop sovereign amazeballs lead A-1 on fleek main distinguished spanking first prominent delightful exemplary well trained unequalled unparalleled ripping beaut exo matchless spiffing bonzer tops incomparable top-tier unequaled top drawer stupendous important incredible standout profound predominant premium noted bodacious gorgeous worthiest uppermost sik unexcelled dreamy optimum surpassing belting pearler marvy goodly unbeatable barrie def fabby beezer industry leading lank kif mind-blowing second to none far out without equal beyond compare top-class nice exercised hardened long-serving familiar ruling battle-scarred topnotch ultimate key central commanding prodigious scholarly quintessential erudite cardinal rational estimable senior unmatched eggheaded whip apex apical maximal unique untouchable unprecedented number-one world class culminating effusive singular extreme winning excessive very intelligent crowning outside chillin' inflated exaggerated knowing the score Einstein of the highest quality a cut above the rest whiz kid top-level top-grade in a class all by itself highest quality best possible very best of the highest order of the first order inimitable too much prize-winning above and beyond of highest order highest-ranking redoubtable virtuosic invincible indomitable breathtaking golden stirring rare ka pai cream switched-on well-informed acquainted applaudable awesomesauce puissant renowned bosker flagship peak topmost of the highest standard too good to be true of high quality award-winning inspiring affecting maximum sussed astounding exciting established signal the best prestigious better biggest influential momentous consequential sufficient worldly-wise well up tried tested larger higher greater bigger major elder unblemished optimal unsurpassable one-in-a-million top of the line top of the range utopian top-of-the-range crown vintage dominating Grade A record-breaking big-time number 1 nonpareil undefeated choicest unbeaten superfine sans pareil unexampled intense vital rousing crash-hot gee-whizz forcible thrilling time-served loftiest up on arch- know one's business know ins and outs know the score all around know one's stuff know the answers in the know weathered sophisticated worldly steady disciplined long-time old-time inured impassioned rounded instructed sport accustomed adapted out of sight having the goods knowing the ropes having the right stuff green thumb old-timer like a pistol old hand has what it takes like a one-man band equal to the task up there able to perform been around well-done broken in bad agreeable honourable super-eminent acceptable congenial commendable shipshape favorable entire unbroken super-excellent positive unimpaired undamaged satisfying honorable reputable welcome uninjured gratifying whole gnarly intact valuable precious recherche unharmed unhurt knows one's stuff not born yesterday from way back wise to ways of the old school the right stuff knowing one's stuff awe-inspiring favourable unmarred arch top-ranking overbearing prior primal big presiding high overmastering sovran supereminent overriding ranking beginning opening special well-known celebrated meritorious eventful far-out hundred-proof A-number-1 mostest out-of-this-world most excellent most important

Adjective

Physically nimble and quick
light nimble agile lithe graceful limber lissom quick flexible supple adroit dextrous dexterous lively active swift acrobatic fleet spry sprightly nippy brisk lissome adept nifty zippy able athletic fleet-footed light-footed lithesome quick-moving skilful skilled skillful lightsome springy sylphlike twinkle-toed featly feline gracile light-foot tripping willowy nimble-footed loose-jointed loose-limbed pliant pliable fit elegant winged fast elastic rapid bendy prompt mercurial light of foot loose fleet of foot proficient plastic handy wide-awake vigilant light on one's feet slight mobile smooth easy flowing effortless fluid natural fluent light on your feet precise fine gracious delicate balletic artistic practised practiced speedy vigorous sportive bright buoyant stirring quick-thinking energetic frisky vivacious easy-moving bustling spirited ready spright clear-headed responsive lightning splitting dizzy snappy breakneck hot smart galloping fast-moving rattling blistering breathless hasty rapid-fire whirlwind flying swift-footed in good condition twinkle toes quick on the draw quick on the trigger barreling expeditious meteoric screaming expeditive speedball on the double in nothing flat like greased lightning animated perky jaunty peppy gay vital sparky animate pert airy bouncing mettlesome kinetic pizazzy jazzy racy pizzazzy bouncy alert full of life full of beans full of vim and vigour chipper frolicsome zappy hurried spanking peart alacritous slinky playful sparkly wick full of energy express zingy swinging sporty sharp hyper dashing as lively as a grig fast-track headlong as merry as a grig accelerated harefooted bright-eyed and bushy-tailed sinuous dynamic bubbly immediate vibrant urgent zestful jumping blithe precipitate dainty fleeting full of pep high-speed overnight high-spirited eager go-go whistle-stop precipitous volant sudden alive and kicking quickie PDQ abrupt quickened sporting sleek sensual gymnastic double-jointed cracking cheerful scintillating fairylike breezy keen grooving bendable malleable outgoing sparkling chirpy instantaneous instant busy effervescent upbeat exuberant merry tantivy quick as a wink double time youthful skittish zesty strong blithesome short passing brief going summary occupied cursory perfunctory happy jocund industrious enlivened impatient unhesitating fun eventful deedful fresh forceful fun-loving fiery on-the-spot timely punctual rushed on the go rathe hurrying on the move pronto thoughtless chop-chop slapdash slambang transitory full of zip full of get-up-and-go speeding early ultrasonic supersonic quick-fire rocking

Adjective

Having or showing skill in achieving one's ends, especially by deceit
foxy crafty cunning sly artful devious guileful knowing tricky wily shrewd sharp slick astute canny designing scheming deceitful deceptive duplicitous Machiavellian manipulative slippery subtle clever ingenious inventive resourceful sharp-witted skilful skillful adroit beguiling cagey cagy cute dextrous dexterous dodgy fiendish fly imaginative pawky savvy slim sneaky vulpine carny deep dishonest experienced insidious intelligent smart wise perceptive calculating keen discerning quick street smart shady underhanded shifty street-smart streetwise discriminating heady quick-witted plotting underhand treacherous conniving disingenuous smooth unscrupulous double-dealing crooked Janus-faced untrustworthy stealthy furtive acute two-faced sneaking shonky fraudulent sagacious intriguing false unprincipled evasive cheating clear-sighted conspiratorial secret indirect dissembling judicious on the ball snide perspicacious sapient insightful covert heads-up politic insincere surreptitious contriving sensible lying perfidious clandestine roguish bent astucious secretive prudent mendacious sage hardheaded clear-eyed argute hard-boiled long-headed whip-smart hypocritical penetrating deceiving brilliant untruthful hidden dishonourable elusive backstairs dishonorable hugger-mugger hole-and-corner brainy media-savvy double-faced oblique alert unreliable underground bright delusive private counterfeit undercover traitorous dubious iffy farsighted rogue cautious hollow-hearted knavish stealth observant privy false-hearted misleading truthless sneak hush-hush suss circumspect behind-the-scenes fast far-sighted black serpentine under the table quick on the uptake as sharp as a tack arch knowledgeable thoughtful conspiring learned greasy dirty faithless masterly adept hardened careful profound captious bluffing illusory proficient immoral unethical seasoned worldly cloaked unfair feigned percipient cloak-and-dagger intuitive piercing Punic slinking discreet wary apt collusive incisive skulking snidey corrupt back-alley probing phoney genius pretended fake phony fishy accurate under-the-table fly-by-night dangerous backhanded witty far-seeing crazy like a fox in the know nimble-witted under wraps not born yesterday quick on the trigger quick off the mark colluding full of plans tricksy enterprising impish mischievous leery contemplative enlightened sentient scholarly self-aware reflective informed educated wry witted delusory razor-sharp caballing heedful crazy like fox shrewdness unpredictable suspicious nifty mean slimy trick planful dicey irresponsible unfaithful disreputable malicious bogus sham controlling unhonest uncandid not candid not frank cynical undependable deviant sly like a fox unsporting unsportsmanlike two-timing gingerly considerate premeditating chary safe guarded opportunist amoral fugitive neat unfrank unveracious sussed cutthroat unconscionable opportunistic below the belt shrouded veiled sideways sidelong closet concealed worldly-wise philosophical expedient not entirely truthful terminologically inexact perilous ensnaring sinister wormlike snaky sensitive murky low-down able frugal having fancy footwork with it watchful hep hole-in-the-corner ready unsafe unsteady insecure unstable hard to pin down changeable uncertain inconstant mutable variable penetrative nimble cloak and dagger disguised sharp as a tack creepy behind someone's back sub-rosa hole and corner masked jive mealymouthed unctuous artificial disloyal double mealy not to be trusted plausible rascal off mock spurious bum seeming catchy imposturous like a snake in the grass fine errant obliquitous erring gimmicky under-the-counter rational erudite gnostic showing great knowledge with great knowledge cool hip sophic keen-witted backstabbing economical with the truth agile illegitimate on the QT illicit illegal faking one out playing politics put on playing games not straightforward rapier-like searching Pecksniffian lip acuminous supersmart ultrasmart exceptional hyperintelligent finely honed double dealing phony-baloney back-stabbing phoney-baloney left-handed smart as a tack knowing how many beans make five nobody's fool not missing a trick exact having smarts critical with all one's wits about one quick-thinking in holes and corners on the quiet full of insight cowardly yellow shark calculated inside wised up on the inside on top of up on defrauding fallacious

Adjective

Providing a faithful representation of someone or something
veridical accurate authentic careful close concrete correct defined definite detailed discriminating discriminative distinct exact explicit factual faithful genuine judicious just literal matter-of-fact methodical meticulous on the button on the money on the nose particular precise proper punctilious punctual regular right rigid rigorous scientific scrupulous severe sharp skilful skillful solid specific strict systematic true truthful ultraprecise unerring unmistakable veracious fair realistic conscientious convincing lifelike painstaking thorough verisimilar faultless veristic nice true to life word-perfect on the mark on the nail bang on on the beam spot-on spot on fact-based telling it like it is clear-cut as it really happened certain sure unambiguous perfect unequivocal clear definitive unquestionable absolute reliable real valid unvarnished minute indubitable categorical undeniable direct pinpoint conclusive veritable irrefutable indisputable honest actual good unembellished positive diligent straightforward plain elaborate dead-on fussy incontrovertible incontestable errorless fastidious undistorted attentive bona fide on-target obvious patent delicate verbatim certified manifest mathematical legitimate laborious dependable fine authoritative on target infallible finicky proven unassailable sound express error-free credible undoubted inarguable beyond doubt exhaustive verifiable studious trustworthy complete so assiduous unfailing religious exacting ultra-careful legit kosher evident flawless refined persnickety beyond question heedful objective hairline sure-enough unadulterated final full effective industrious unarguable unchallengeable circumstantial blow-by-blow established pedantic word for word impeccable decisive demonstrable unimpeachable certifiable irrefragable formal unanswerable particularized palpable sedulous emphatic inch-perfect historical dinkum demanding perfectionist accepted dead on searching persevering hard-working hard unembroidered unqualified particularised compelling conscionable watertight pure self-evident decided accomplished transparent beyond dispute assured right on echt deadly dead right open and shut undeviating pukka pucka natural itemized unelaborated thoroughgoing comprehensive conventional appropriate existent documentary nonfictional pernickety official downright nitpicking orderly authenticated finical firm very loving undebatable inerrant itemised exactly right picky observable univocal de facto apodictic crystal clear uncontroversial surefire confirmed not in doubt sure-fire fail-safe unalloyed beyond a shadow of a doubt undisputed naturalistic on the level attested rich surgical simple creditable similar well defined unexaggerated extensive unflagging unfaked fitting unabridged overnice true-to-life outright acceptable unmistaken elaborated word-for-word dedicated dead inevitable seriatim without error all right guaranteed strenuous observant constant steady letter-for-letter fit ultimate hair-splitting bare sensible critical in-depth determinate cautious safe verified demonstrative in depth apparent foolproof thoughtful failsafe nailed-on pronounced marked acknowledged clinching well founded settled set can't-miss honest-to-goodness double-checked airtight undisputable to the letter on the dot cold superior florid bull's-eye straight from horse's mouth by the book as plain as a pikestaff nailed down just right by the numbers as true as I'm sitting here staring one in the face for real no mistake stated as true as I'm standing here lethal true story calculated measured selective unwavering case just so earnest clearly defined historically veracious resembling stringent vérité topical intrinsic unswerving fussbudget stickler utter reputable unrefuted out-and-out unshakable uncanny historically faithful total individual believable what really happened what actually happened unmitigated consummate satisfactory sheer preferable inerrable invariable gospel stark uncontestable unequivocable stilted decorous stiff stiff-necked ceremonious starchy well grounded well-proven in accordance with the facts uncompromising microscopic well-defined on the ball admissible arrant irrevocable impregnable invincible irresistible letter for letter narrow in accordance with reality ideal hunky-dory overt recognized confirmable resolute doubtless real life immaculate amen solemn sure thing no two ways about it learned plentiful copious profuse abundant lavish ample identical tough upright blunt duteous stickling all-inclusive secure civil seemly formalistic overconscientious overscrupulous polite courteous unadorned pat well-founded well-grounded flat undoubtable scholarly based on facts ordinary written usual verbal liberal sufficient telling irrebuttable overwhelming forceful ironclad odds-on apodeictic in the bag as sure as eggs is eggs recognised questionless graphic ordered controlled characteristic archetypal representative guileless typical ingenuous archetypical crossing the t's white-glove dotting the i's nit-picky walking on eggs minding p's and q's hanging in heart and soul into hanging tough playing safe in every respect perspicuous lucid line-for-line all-embracing just what the doctor ordered just what we need rational artless unaffected straight from the horse's mouth the real McCoy understandable easily understandable clearly expressed documented righteous respected supported circumstantiated validated unbiased unprejudiced establishable down pat beyond a shadow of doubt for certain no ifs ands or buts without doubt on the right track free of error subtle average standard unpretentious undesigning unpretending normal developed encyclopedic cinematic filmic vivid nof ifs ands or buts historically accurate can bet on it persistent good eye not figurative apt satisfying literatim encyclopaedic enumerated analytical organized honest-to-God straight sure-thing for-sure no buts about it real stuff on the up-and-up really-truly swotty suitable dinky-di ultra-fine dainty exquisite fine-drawn finicking hairsplitting incorrupted finespun winning nuanced nifty pictorial true-life card-carrying in detail broad-ranging point-by-point deliberate regulated real McCoy orthodox prompt timely clocklike specialized specialised provident original tied-up active hopping unwearied untiring engaged employed busy working occupied indefatigable bustling at length circumspect intensive true-blue undeceptive due visual retentive unfabled on the numbers regardful concerned prim from the horse's mouth zealous plugging tireless grinding whiz logical organised deductive well organized experimental tested efficacious unfeigned applicable selfdisciplined discreet chary no ifs ands or buts about it that's a fact lawful photographic intense camera-friendly photogenic picturesque acute sovereign proved legal high-principled uncounterfeited bonafide meet qualified felicitous pretty desired becoming suited prudent befitting immediate seasonable on time early speedy eager beaver going to great lengths tried and true insured concluded stipulated tried and tested warranted ensured on the line on the up and up like it is de règle expeditious recurrent in good time periodic cyclic quick ready substantial fair dinkum to schedule in time on schedule when expected well timed tangible fixed spot on time under the wire bang on time material corporeal set in stone

Adjective

Able to deal with people in a sensitive manner
tactful diplomatic politic careful considerate delicate discreet judicious perceptive polite sensitive subtle thoughtful understanding cordial courteous decorous discerning polished prudent respectful seemly adroit aware cautious civil dextrous dexterous gentle insightful kind mannerly observant poised savvy skilful skilled skillful suave sympathetic tactical urbane wise treating with kid gloves treating something with kid gloves clever adept cunning strategic conciliatory cagey guileful intriguing artful shrewd crafty contriving sly scheming capable conniving opportunistic bland gracious smooth wily calculating brainy sharp astute arch wary circumspect sensible guarded chary sagacious heedful vigilant softly-softly expedient reserved intelligent discriminating judgmatic judgmatical reasonable restrained kid-glove perspicacious canny gingerly moderate conservative controlled safe alert noncommittal worldly-wise attentive watchful well judged foresighted tentative calm gradual in one's best interests belt-and-braces mindful patient dignified restorative reticent close-lipped close-mouthed leery reluctant non-committal vague unrevealing suspicious awake precautious temperate hesitant overcareful overcautious having foresight on lookout not rash with reservations with eyes peeled on the lookout like a clam face-saving considered sound informed rational enlightened commonsensical percipient advisable acute sober logical sapient sage desirable smart sane pawky practical argute efficacious accurate judicial sophisticated thorough profound keen seasonable just common-sense well advised well-judged far-sighted clear-sighted well-advised quick-witted well thought out heads-up long-headed

Antonym of deft

deft Idiom, Proverb

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