Dexterity and Proficiency


Dexterity noun - Mental skill or quickness.
Usage example: the ambassador showed great dexterity in his handling of the touchy situation

Proficiency is a synonym for dexterity in skill topic. In some cases you can use "Proficiency" instead a noun "Dexterity", when it comes to topics like deftness, ease, aptitude. popular alternative

Nearby Words: dexterous, dexterously, dexter


Proficiency noun - A highly developed skill in or knowledge of something.

Dexterity is a synonym for proficiency in skill topic. You can use "Dexterity" instead a noun "Proficiency", if it concerns topics such as ability, ease. popular alternative

Nearby Words: proficient, proficiently

How words are described

high high dexterity high proficiency
physical physical dexterity physical proficiency
low low dexterity low proficiency
equal equal dexterity equal proficiency
Other adjectives: better, average, extreme, great, impressive, excellent, extraordinary, incredible, minimal, limited, extra, highest, amazing, greater, basic, surprising, manual, stealth.
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