Definition of Ambidextrous

1. Adjective. Equally skillful with each hand. "An ambidextrous surgeon"

Exact synonyms: Two-handed
Similar to: Equipoised
Derivative terms: Ambidexterity, Ambidextrousness
Antonyms: Left-handed, Right-handed

2. Adjective. Marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another. "A double-faced infernal traitor and schemer"

Definition of Ambidextrous

1. a. Having the faculty of using both hands with equal ease.

Definition of Ambidextrous

1. Adjective. Having equal ability in both hands; in particular, able to write equally well with both hands. ¹

2. Adjective. Practising or siding with both parties. ¹

3. Adjective. (humorous) Of a person, bisexual. ¹

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Definition of Ambidextrous

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Ambidextrous

1. Having equal facility in the use of both hands. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ambidextrous

ambident anion
ambident ligand
ambient air quality
ambient behaviour
ambient cistern
ambient device
ambient findability
ambient food
ambient foods
ambient pressure
ambient pressures

Literary usage of Ambidextrous

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1. Surety Bonds: Nature, Functions, Underwriting Requirements by Edward Clark Lunt (1922)
"The Sad Case of the ambidextrous Official One hazard incident to treasurers' bonds ... The latter fact, however, transpired only after this ambidextrous ..."

2. New Methods in Education..: Explaining Processes Whereby Hand, Eye and Mind by James Liberty Tadd (1899)
"... ambidextrous Work HE RESULT OF THIS WORK HAS only to be seen for one to become impressed with its value as a medium for the education of the individual. ..."

3. The School Journal (1900)
"ambidextrous drawing is not in a theoretical or experimental stage, ... One of the strongest points to be made in favor of ambidextrous drawing is the gain ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1892)
"1 neglected to mention that they are ambidextrous, and so is a ... In British Columbia and Washington the long-handled fish-spear is ambidextrous, ..."

5. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"On the prefix, see ambidextrous, above. 2. The verb ire is from ^ 1, to go ; cf. Skt. and Zend i, to go ; Fick, i. 506. AMBIGUOUS, doubtful. (Lat. ..."

6. Ambidexterity, or, Two-handedness and two-brainedness: Or, Two-handedness by John Jackson (1905)
"Let us follow this youth in his future career, who has made so very many attempts to be ambidextrous, for in the present case it must be allowed that they ..."

7. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1877)
"The father and mother are semi-ambidextrous. All of the children and the grandchild are ambidextrous to an annoying degree; all of the movements which they ..."

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