The Alternative English Dictionary: ambidextrous

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Entry definition

ambidextrous etymology ambi + Latin dexter + -ous (as if both hands are like the right hand, which is the stronger hand in most people). pronunciation
  • /æm.bi.ˈdɛk.stɹəs/
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adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. Having equal ability in both hand; in particular, able to write equally well with both hands. {{rfquotek}}
  2. Equally usable by left-handed and right-handed people as a tool or instrument.
  3. Practising or siding with both parties.
    • {{rfdate}} L'Estrange All false, shuffling, and ambidextrous dealings.
  4. (humorous) Of a person, bisexual.
Synonyms: both-handed, either-handed
antonyms:
  • ambilevous
  • ambisinistrous
related terms:
  • ambidexterity

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