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AMBIDEXTROUS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ambidextrous mean? 

AMBIDEXTROUS (adjective)
  The adjective AMBIDEXTROUS has 2 senses:

1. equally skillful with each hand
2. marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another

  Familiarity information: AMBIDEXTROUS used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


AMBIDEXTROUS (adjective)


Sense 1ambidextrous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Equally skillful with each hand

Synonyms:

ambidextrous; two-handed

Context example:

an ambidextrous surgeon

Similar:

equipoised (lacking lateral dominance; being neither right-handed nor left-handed)

Antonym:

left-handed (using or intended for the left hand)

right-handed (using or intended for the right hand)


Sense 2ambidextrous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another

Synonyms:

duplicitous; two-faced; double-dealing; double-tongued; Janus-faced; ambidextrous; double-faced; deceitful

Context examples:

she was a deceitful scheming little thing / a double-dealing double agent / a double-faced infernal traitor and schemer

Similar:

dishonest; dishonorable (deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive)


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