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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English fetly, corresponding to feat +‎ -ly.

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AdverbEdit

featly (comparative featlier, superlative featliest)

  1. Properly; suitably.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, III.1:
      Why may not a man beare himselfe betweene enemies featly [transl. commodément] and faithfully?
  2. With skill or talent; cleverly, skilfully.
  3. Gracefully or elegantly.
    • 1610, The Tempest, by Shakespeare, act 1 scene 2
      [...] Foot it featly here and there; / And, sweet sprites, the burden bear.

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AdjectiveEdit

featly (comparative featlier, superlative featliest)

  1. Skilful.
  2. Graceful or elegant.

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