ambidextrous(redirected from Ambidexterous)
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1. Able to use both hands with equal facility.
2. Unusually skillful; adroit.
3. Deceptive or hypocritical.
[Alteration of archaic ambidexter, from Middle English, double dealer, from Medieval Latin : Latin ambi-, on both sides; see ambi- + Latin dexter, right-handed; see deks- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. equally expert with each hand
2. informal highly skilled or adept
3. underhanded; deceitful
ambidexterity, ˌambiˈdextrousness n
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am•bi•dex•trous(ˌæm bɪˈdɛk strəs)
1. able to use both hands equally well.
2. unusually skillful; facile.
3. double-dealing; deceitful.
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|Adj.||1.||ambidextrous - equally skillful with each hand; "an ambidextrous surgeon"|
left-handed - using or intended for the left hand; "left-handed golfers need left-handed clubs"; "left-handed scissors"
right-handed - using or intended for the right hand; "a right-handed batter"; "right-handed scissors"
|2.||ambidextrous - marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another; "she was a deceitful scheming little thing"- Israel Zangwill; "a double-dealing double agent"; "a double-faced infernal traitor and schemer"- W.M.Thackeray|
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ambidextrous[ˌæmbiˈdɛkstrəs] adj [person] → ambidextre
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ambidextrous[ˌæmbɪˈdɛkstrəs] adj → ambidestro/a
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