Definition of deftly adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    deftly

     adverb
    adverb
    BrE BrE//ˈdeftli//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdeftli//
     
     
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  1. 1with quick and skilful movements I threw her a towel which she deftly caught.
  2. 2in a skilful way They deftly avoided answering my questions.