ambidextrous


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am·bi·dex·trous

 (ăm′bĭ-dĕk′strəs)
adj.
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.]

am′bi·dex′trous·ly adv.
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ambidextrous

(ˌæmbɪˈdɛkstrəs) or

ambidexterous

adj
1. equally expert with each hand
2. informal highly skilled or adept
3. underhanded; deceitful
ambidexterity, ˌambiˈdextrousness n
ˌambiˈdextrously adv
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am•bi•dex•trous

(ˌæm bɪˈdɛk strəs)

adj.
1. able to use both hands equally well.
2. unusually skillful; facile.
3. double-dealing; deceitful.
[1640–50; < Late Latin ambidext(e)r (see ambi-, dexter) + -ous]
am`bi•dex′trous•ly, adv.
am`bi•dex′trous•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ambidextrous - equally skillful with each handambidextrous - 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 anotherambidextrous - 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
dishonest, dishonorable - deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive
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ambidextrous

adjective
Not being what one purports to be:
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Translations
Beidhänderin
molempikätinen

ambidextrous

[ˌæmbɪˈdekstrəs] ADJambidiestro, ambidextro
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ambidextrous

[ˌæmbiˈdɛkstrəs] adj [person] → ambidextre
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ambidextrous

adjmit beiden Händen gleich geschickt, beidhändig
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ambidextrous

[ˌæmbɪˈdɛkstrəs] adjambidestro/a
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am·bi·dex·trous

a. ambidextro-a.
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ambidextrous

adj ambidiestro
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