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    left-handed

    left-handed - Dictionary definition and meaning for word left-handed

    Definition
    (adj) using or intended for the left hand
    Example Sentence
    • left-handed golfers need left-handed clubs
    • left-handed scissors
    Definition
    (adj) (of marriages) illicit or informal
    Example Sentence
    • in Colonial America left-handed marriages between Frenchmen and Indians were frequent
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (adj) rotating to the left
    Synonyms : levorotary , levorotatory
    Definition
    (adj) ironically ambiguous
    Example Sentence
    • a left-handed compliment
    Definition
    (adj) lacking physical movement skills, especially with the hands
    Example Sentence
    • a bumbling mechanic
    • a bungling performance
    • ham-handed governmental interference
    • could scarcely empty a scuttle of ashes, so handless was the poor creature
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