the grade of becoming adroit skill and ability dexterity
- skillful performance or ability without difficulty
- the grade of becoming adroit; ability and preparedness; dexterity.
(letter.) The quality of being adroit; skill and readiness; dexterity.
His adroitness in intrigue and his fascinating manners were exceptional even in an age when such qualities formed part of every statesman's education; but the characteristics which ensured him success in the House of Lords and in the royal closet led to failure in his attempts to understand the feelings of the mass of his countrymen.