ambidexterity

ambidexterity

[am-bi-dek-ster-i-tee]
noun
1.
ambidextrous ease, skill, or facility.
2.
unusual cleverness.
3.
duplicity; deceitfulness.

Origin:
1645–55; ambidexter + -ity

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ambidextrous (ˌæmbɪˈdɛkstrəs)
 
adj
1.  equally expert with each hand
2.  informal highly skilled or adept
3.  underhanded; deceitful
 
ambidexterity
 
n
 
ambi'dextrousness
 
n
 
ambi'dextrously
 
adv

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ambidexterity
1650s, from ambidexter "two-sided, using both hands with equal facility," also "double-dealing," from M.L. ambidexter (see ambidextrous).
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ambidexterity am·bi·dex·ter·i·ty (ām'bĭ-děk-stěr'ĭ-tē) or am·bi·dex·trism (-děk'strĭz'əm)
n.
The state or quality of being ambidextrous.

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