One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the hand-decorating of china demanded great dexterity’
deftness, adeptness, adroitness, agility, nimbleness, handiness, ability, capability, talent, skilfulness, skill, proficiency, accomplishment, expertise, experience, efficiency, effortlessness, slickness, mastery, delicacy, knack, facility, artistry, sleight of hand, craft, finesse, felicity
informal niftiness, wizardry
2‘his political dexterity’
shrewdness, astuteness, sharp-wittedness, sharpness, acuteness, acumen, acuity, intelligence
ingenuity, inventiveness, cleverness, smartness
sensitivity, alertness, wit, canniness, common sense, discernment, insight, understanding, penetration, perception, perceptiveness, perspicacity, perspicaciousness, discrimination, sagacity, sageness
cunning, artfulness, craftiness, wiliness, calculation, calculatedness
informal nous, horse sense, savvy
rare sapience, arguteness
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