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Definition of the adjective ambidextrous

What does ambidextrous mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. equally skillful with each hand
  2. marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another

Alternative definition of the adjective ambidextrous


  1. Having equal ability in both hands; in particular, able to write equally well with both hands.
  2. [humorous] Of a person, bisexual.

Definition of the noun ambidextrous

What does ambidextrous mean as a name of something?

Specialised definition of the noun ambidextrous

Glossary of sports

used for describing a person who can use both hands equally well and who is therefore not right- or left-handed (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)


"Ambidextrous" is a musical album of Her Space Holiday.

  • released in (15 years ago)


"Ambidextrous": Ambidextrous: The Secret Lives of Children, is a novel by the American author Felice Picano. The book is a semi-autobiographical account of the author's life growing up in the 1950s. Major themes include adolescent sexuality and coming out.

  • language: English Language
  • genres: Autobiography, Fiction, Autobiographical novel
  • subjects: 20th century, Gay, United States of America
  • released in (31 years ago)

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Ambidextrous

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Google previewX-Teams (2007)

How To Build Teams That Lead, Innovate, And Succeed by Deborah Ancona, Henrik Bresman

Specifically, being ambidextrous means being able to manage divergent incentive systems and to allocate resources to allow for different time horizons, rates of return, and milestones. The context put in place for the Razr team is a case in ...

Google previewThe Highly Selective Dictionary of Golden Adjectives (2009)

For the Extraordinarily Literate by Eugene Ehrlich

ambidextrous. See ambisinister.

Google previewFowler's Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage (2016)

by Jeremy Butterfield

ambidextrous. Note the spelling trous, not terous. ambience,. meaning 'the character and atmosphere of a place', is derived from French ambiance (a form which is also occasionally used in English). It is firmly established in the language after ...

Google previewThe Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2014)

by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

®ambidextrous ̄. US, 1926 AmbitiousCity nickname Hamilton, Ontario. Hamilton has thrived through steeland carassembly, benefiting bythe Auto Pactbetween the US and Canada.CANADA, 1965 ambo noun 1an ambulance AUSTRALIA, ...


Ambidextrous. and this circumstance gave the name to the river. Arnavnrtae (am-a-zo'nas). the largest...

Ambidextrous. (am-bi-d. "it. «'t. t. n. sv. having the faculty of using the left hand as effectiv°'v »□ the right. Ambleteuse ...

Google previewCassell's Dictionary of Slang (2005)

by Jonathon Green

[SE ambidextrous, in both cases the subject is seen as 'playing with both hands'] ambidextrous adj.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Management Theory (2013)

by Eric H. Kessler

The architectural-innovation model provides insight for practicing managers to build ambidextrous organizations that can nurture both incremental innovations in the dominant architecture and architectural innovations with disruptive potential.

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language (1828)

by Samuel Johnson, John Walker, Robert S. Jameson

AMBIDEXTROUS, (am'-be-dex-trus) a. Having the use of either hand ; double dealing AMB1DEXTROUSNESS, (am-be-dex'-trus- nes) n. s. The quality of being ambidextrous. AMBIENT, (am'-be-ent) a. Surrounding; encompassing. AMBIGU ...

Google previewOxford Dictionary of Word Origins (2010)

by Julia Cresswell

ambidextrous [M17th] As anyone lefthanded knows, we live in a right-handed world. The bias towards right- handedness is ...

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Small photo of FN Five-seveN is lightweight polymer-based weapon with a large magazine capacity, ambidextrous controls, low recoil, and the ability to penetrate soft body armor when using certain cartridge types.Small photo of Ambidextrous safety and hammer on a semi automatic handgunSmall photo of Ambidextrous fire controls on an AR rifle ready to fireSmall photo of FN Five-seveN is lightweight polymer-based weapon with a large magazine capacity, ambidextrous controls, low recoil, and the ability to penetrate soft body armor when using certain cartridge types. More...

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I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous. (Brian W. Kernighan)
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Scrabble value of A1M3B3I1D2E1X8T1R1O1U1S1

The value of this 12-letter word is 24 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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