featly
I. adverb Etymology: Middle English fetly, from fete feat (adjective) Date: 14th century 1. in a graceful manner ; nimbly 2. in a suitable manner ; properly 3. with skill and ingenuity II. adjective Date: 1801 graceful, neat

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  • Featly — Feat ly, adv. [From {Feat}, a.] Neatly; dexterously; nimbly. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] Foot featly here and there. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • featly — [fēt′lē] Now Rare adv. [ME fetli < fet: see FEAT2] 1. suitably; aptly 2. neatly 3. skillfully; adroitly adj. neat; graceful …   English World dictionary

  • featly — I. ˈfētlē, li adverb Etymology: Middle English fetly, from fete, fayt suitable + ly more at feat 1. a. : fitly, properly …   Useful english dictionary

  • featly — featliness, n. /feet lee/, adv. 1. suitably; appropriately. 2. skillfully. 3. neatly; elegantly. adj. 4. graceful; elegant. [1300 50; ME fetly. See FEAT2, LY] * * * …   Universalium

  • featly — 1. adverb /ˈfiːt.li/ a) Skilfully. b) Gracefully or elegantly. 2. adjective /ˈfiːt.li/ a) Skilful. b) Graceful or elegant …   Wiktionary

  • featly — Synonyms and related words: ably, adeptly, adroitly, agile, agilely, aptly, artfully, artistically, brilliantly, capably, cleverly, competently, cunningly, deftly, dexterously, dextrously, efficiently, excellently, expertly, fleet, graceful,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • featly — a. Nimbly, dexterously, adroitly, skilfully …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • featly — feat·ly …   English syllables

  • featly — feat•ly [[t]ˈfit li[/t]] adv. 1) suitably; appropriately 2) skillfully 3) neatly; elegantly 4) cvb graceful; elegant • Etymology: 1300–50 feat′li•ness, n …   From formal English to slang

  • featly — /ˈfitli/ (say feetlee) adverb Archaic 1. in a feat manner; fitly. 2. skilfully; nimbly. 3. neatly; elegantly. {feat2 + ly} –featliness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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