light-fingeredness
noun see light-fingered

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • light-fingeredness — light fin·gered·ness …   English syllables

  • light-fingeredness — See light fingered. * * * …   Universalium

  • light-fingeredness — noun see light fingered …   Useful english dictionary

  • light-fingeredness — n. agility in one s fingers; ease and skill in petty thievery (especially picking pockets) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • light-fingered — [līt′fiŋ΄gərd] adj. 1. having a light, delicate touch 2. a) skillful at stealing, esp. by picking pockets b) thievish light fingeredness n …   English World dictionary

  • light-fingered — light fingeredness, n. /luyt fing geuhrd/, adj. 1. skillful at or given to pilfering, esp. by picking pockets; thievish. 2. having light and nimble fingers. [1540 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • light-fingered — adjective Date: 1547 1. showing adroitness in stealing or a tendency to steal especially by picking pockets or shoplifting 2. having a light and dexterous touch ; nimble • light fingeredness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • kleptomania — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. compulsion to steal, thievishness, light fingeredness; see neurosis , theft …   English dictionary for students

  • nimbleness — n 1. agility, sprightliness, spryness, featliness, lightness, gracefulness, grace; nimble footedness, fleet footedness, light footedness, light leggedness; legerity, alacrity, celerity, activity, dispatch, expedition, expeditiousness, address;… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • Michael Bishop (author) — Michael Bishop Born November 12, 1945 (1945 11 12) (age 65) Lincoln, Nebraska Occupation novelist, short story writer, essayist, poet, teacher Nationality American Period 1970 present …   Wikipedia

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