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English adjective: left-handed

1. left-handed using or intended for the left hand


SamplesLeft-handed golfers need left-handed clubs.
Left-handed scissors.


Similarleft, left-hand, sinistral


See alsoleft, sinistral


Antonymsambidextrous, right-handed, two-handed

2. left-handed (of marriages) illicit or informal


SamplesIn Colonial America left-handed marriages between Frenchmen and Indians were frequent.


Similarillegitimate


Antonymslegitimate

3. left-handed (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


Synonymsmorganatic


Similarlegitimate


Antonymsillegitimate

4. left-handed rotating to the left


Synonymslevorotary, levorotatory


Similaranticlockwise, contraclockwise, counterclockwise


Antonymsclockwise

5. left-handed ironically ambiguous


SamplesA left-handed compliment.


Similarambiguous


Antonymsunambiguous

6. left-handed lacking physical movement skills, especially with the hands


SamplesA bumbling mechanic.
A bungling performance.
Ham-handed governmental interference.
Could scarcely empty a scuttle of ashes, so handless was the poor creature.


Synonymsbumbling, bungling, butterfingered, ham-fisted, ham-handed, handless, heavy-handed


Similarmaladroit


Antonymsadroit









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