Skillful or clever: able to do something accurately and quickly.
1) The photographer is known for her deft use of lightning.
2) He's a luthier whose deft craftmanship is prized by violinists all over the world.
Middle English defte which means 'gentle'.
adroit, artful, skillful, delicate, dexterous, virtuso, expert
amateur, artless, rude, unprofessional.