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Princeton's WordNet

  1. left-handedadjective

    using or intended for the left hand

    "left-handed golfers need left-handed clubs"; "left-handed scissors"

  2. left-handedadjective

    (of marriages) illicit or informal

    "in Colonial America left-handed marriages between Frenchmen and Indians were frequent"

  3. morganatic, left-handedadjective

    (of marriages) of a marriage between one of royal or noble birth and one of lower rank; valid but with the understanding that the rank of the inferior remains unchanged and offspring do not succeed to titles or property of the superior

  4. levorotary, levorotatory, left-handedadjective

    rotating to the left

  5. left-handedadjective

    ironically ambiguous

    "a left-handed compliment"

  6. bumbling, bungling, butterfingered, ham-fisted, ham-handed, handless, heavy-handed, left-handedadjective

    lacking physical movement skills, especially with the hands

    "a bumbling mechanic"; "a bungling performance"; "ham-handed governmental interference"; "could scarcely empty a scuttle of ashes, so handless was the poor creature"- Mary H. Vorse


  1. left-handedadjective

    Of or pertaining to one who uses his or her left hand in preference to, or more skillfully than, his or her right.

  2. left-handedadjective

    Intended to be worn on, or used by, the left hand.


  1. left-handed

    Left-handed generally refers to a person who primarily uses their left hand, particularly for writing and other manual tasks, more naturally and skillfully than their right hand. It can also refer to a perspective, direction, or element that is the mirror image of the standard or right-handed arrangement or structure, for instance, in the fields of physics, biology or music.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Left-handedadjective

    having the left hand or arm stronger and more dexterous than the right; using the left hand and arm with more dexterity than the right

  2. Left-handedadjective

    clumsy; awkward; unlucky; insincere; sinister; malicious; as, a left-handed compliment

  3. Left-handedadjective

    having a direction contrary to that of the hands of a watch when seen in front; -- said of a twist, a rotary motion, etc., looked at from a given direction

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of left-handed in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of left-handed in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of left-handed in a Sentence

  1. Scott Servais:

    He’s been probably one of our most consistent at-bats here over the last week or so, just grinding through it, obviously, his niche is killing the lefties. He usually stays right on left-handed pitching, and he was right there again tonight.

  2. Researcher Joshua Goodman:

    When people ask me for the takeaway message, I tell them that it makes me pay a little extra attention to my kids as they develop their handedness, and if they turn out to be left-handed, I won't worry, but will keep an eye out for some of these other things.

  3. Red Sox:

    What he's doing against left-handed pitchers is impressive, david's a great hitter.

  4. Bob Melvin:

    Just more right-handed bats, we had a few more left-handed bats in the lineup for Ohtani.

  5. Robert Bates:

    I shoot long guns left handed and handguns right handed.

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