left-handed

Primary Meanings of left-handed

1.
adj
using or intended for the left hand
2.
adj
ironically ambiguous
3.
adj
(of marriages) illicit or informal
Full Definitions of left-handed
1

adj 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
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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adj rotating to the left

Synonyms:
levorotary, levorotatory
anticlockwise, contraclockwise, counterclockwise
in the direction opposite to the rotation of the hands of a clock

adj lacking physical movement skills, especially with the hands

2

adj ironically ambiguous

“a left-handed compliment”
Synonyms:
ambiguous
having more than one possible meaning
3

adj (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

adj (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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