destro

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin dextrum, form of dexter, from Proto-Italic *deksteros, from Proto-Indo-European *deḱs(i)-tero-, from *deḱs- (right).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈdɛs.tro/, [ˈd̪ɛs̪t̪r̺o]
  • Rhymes: -ɛstro
  • Stress: dèstro
  • Hyphenation: de‧stro

Adjective[edit]

destro (feminine singular destra, masculine plural destri, feminine plural destre)

  1. clever, able, dexterous
    Synonyms: abile, capace, svelto
    Antonym: maldestro
  2. right, right-hand
    Antonyms: mancino, sinistro
  3. (archaic) right, just
    Synonyms: diritto, retto
  4. (archaic) favourable
    Synonyms: favorevole, propizio

Noun[edit]

destro m (plural destri)

  1. (boxing) right
  2. (soccer) right foot
  3. (politics, rare, derogatory, in the plural) members of right-wing parties
    Synonym: destroide
  4. opportunity, chance
    Synonyms: occasione, opportunità

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese destro, from Latin dexter, dextrum, from Proto-Italic *deksteros, from Proto-Indo-European *deḱs(i)-tero-, from *deḱs- (right). Cognate with Galician destro, Spanish diestro, Catalan destre, French dextre (Old French destre) and Italian destro.

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destro m (feminine singular destra, masculine plural destros, feminine plural destras, comparable)

  1. right-handed (more skillful with one’s right hand)
  2. dexterous (skillful with one’s hands)
  3. expert (having exceptional skill in a field)
  4. smart; astute (knowledgeable in practical matters)

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Noun[edit]

destro m (plural destros, feminine destra, feminine plural destras)

  1. a right-handed person
  2. a dexterous person
  3. expert (person with exceptional skill in a field)
  4. an astute person

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