left-handed

Definitions of left-handed
  1. adjective
    using or intended for the left hand
    left-handed golfers need left-handed clubs”
    left-handed scissors”
    Synonyms:
    sinistral
    of or on the left
    left, left-hand
    intended for the left hand
    sinistral
    preferring to use left foot or hand or eye
    left
    being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the west when facing north
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    Antonyms:
    right-handed
    using or intended for the right hand
    ambidextrous, two-handed
    equally skillful with each hand
    dextral
    of or on the right
    dextral
    preferring to use right foot or hand or eye
    right, right-hand
    intended for the right hand
    equipoised
    lacking lateral dominance; being neither right-handed nor left-handed
    right
    being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the east when facing north
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  2. adjective
    rotating to the left
    synonyms: levorotary, levorotatory
    anticlockwise, contraclockwise, counterclockwise
    in the direction opposite to the rotation of the hands of a clock
  3. adjective
    lacking physical movement skills, especially with the hands
  4. adjective
    ironically ambiguous
    “a left-handed compliment”
    Synonyms:
    ambiguous
    having more than one possible meaning
  5. adjective
    (of marriages) illicit or informal
    “in Colonial America left-handed marriages between Frenchmen and Indians were frequent”
    Synonyms:
    illegitimate
    of marriages and offspring; not recognized as lawful
  6. adjective
    (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
    synonyms: morganatic
    legitimate
    of marriages and offspring; recognized as lawful
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