Definitions for ambidextrousˌæm bɪˈdɛk strəs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

am•bi•dex•trousˌæm bɪˈdɛk strəs(adj.)

  1. able to use both hands equally well.

    Category: Medicine

  2. unusually skillful; facile.

  3. double-dealing; deceitful.

Origin of ambidextrous:

1640–50; < LL ambidext(e)r (see ambi -, dexter ) + -ous

am`bi•dex′trous•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ambidextrous, two-handed(adj)

    equally skillful with each hand

    "an ambidextrous surgeon"

  2. 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

Wiktionary

  1. ambidextrous(Adjective)

    Practising or siding with both parties.

    All false, shuffling, and ambidextrous dealings. uE000108415uE001 L'Estrange.

  2. ambidextrous(Adjective)

    Of a person, bisexual.

  3. Origin: ambi- + dexter + -ous (as if both hands are like the right hand, which is the stronger hand in most people).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ambidextrous(adj)

    having the faculty of using both hands with equal ease

  2. Ambidextrous(adj)

    practicing or siding with both parties

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