deftness deftness

Definition(s):

  • (n) skillful performance or ability without difficulty

Usage(s):

  1. After Buna, Eichelberger trained troops in Australia until he got back into action again at Hollandia, took the vital New Guinea port with deftness and speed.
  2. Despite his deftness at manipulating language, Motion believes some words should be sacrificed for their clumsiness.
  3. In a high and delicate policy post requiring a sure and diplomatic touch, Cicognani can provide the needed deftness.

News

  • Examining Damien Sandow's Direction, Upside and Long-Term Potential

    Damien Sandow is a wizard of snobbery. "The Intellectual Savior of the Masses" is capable of becoming one of the most enduring characters in WWE history. He handles the microphone with such deftness that it's a mesmerizing experience to hear him insult mouth-breathers. The "Sandowized" Money in the Bank briefcase that he carries around is his ticket to the next level. Unfortunately, he's done ...
    on October 17, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

Quotes

  1. Separately yesterday, Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher said in a Dallas speech that policy makers must shrink the balance sheet with the "deftness to minimize credit-market disruptions and the timeliness to avoid inflationary pressures."
    on Feb 11, 2010 By: Richard B Fisher Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "The word I heard was 'deftness,'" Bass said. "That suggests an ability to work bi-laterally with other nations, not unilaterally."
    on Jun 5, 2008 By: Charles Bass Source: The Moderate Voice

  3. "She's the best at playing this kind of material," says Clive of Julia. "She's got a deftness and a lightness of touch and an ease. She was far and away the choice for us."
    on Mar 13, 2009 By: Clive Owen Source: Sassyqarla Entertainment Blog Site

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