Definitions for ambidextrousˌæm bɪˈdɛk strəs
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word ambidextrous
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
am•bi•dex•trousˌæm bɪˈdɛk strəs(adj.)
able to use both hands equally well.
unusually skillful; facile.
Origin of ambidextrous:
1640–50; < LL ambidext(e)r (see ambi -, dexter ) + -ous
equally skillful with each hand
"an ambidextrous surgeon"
ambidextrous, deceitful, double-dealing, duplicitous, Janus-faced, two-faced, double-faced, double-tongued(adj)
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
Practising or siding with both parties.
All false, shuffling, and ambidextrous dealings. uE000108415uE001 L'Estrange.
Of a person, bisexual.
Origin: ambi- + dexter + -ous (as if both hands are like the right hand, which is the stronger hand in most people).
having the faculty of using both hands with equal ease
practicing or siding with both parties
Find a translation for the ambidextrous definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these ambidextrous definitions with the community:
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"ambidextrous." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 11 Mar. 2014. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/ambidextrous>.