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Meaning of AMBIDEXTROUS

Pronunciation:  `ambi'dekstrus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [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
  2. [adj]  equally skillful with each hand; "an ambidextrous surgeon"
 

AMBIDEXTROUS is a 12 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: deceitful, dishonest, dishonorable, double-dealing, double-faced, double-tongued, duplicitous, equipoised, Janus-faced, switch(a), two-faced, two-handed
 
 Antonyms: left-handed, right-handed
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Am`bi*dex"trous\, a.
1. Having the faculty of using both hands with equal ease.
   --Sir T. Browne.

2. Practicing or siding with both parties.

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

 
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