What does ambidextrous mean?

Definitions for ambidextrousˌæm bɪˈdɛk strəs

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word ambidextrous.

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


  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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ambidextrous in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ambidextrous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Brian W. Kernighan:

    I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous.

  2. Matthew Beesley:

    Jes Staley has clearly been hired as an ambidextrous CEO.

  3. Duffy Daugherty, football coach and sports analyst:

    Not only is he ambidextrous, but he can throw with either hand.

Images & Illustrations of ambidextrous

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