pseudo-ambidextrous

ambidextrous

[am-bi-dek-struhs]
adjective
1.
able to use both hands equally well: an ambidextrous surgeon.
2.
unusually skillful; facile: an ambidextrous painter, familiar with all media.
3.
double-dealing; deceitful.
4.
Slang. bisexual.

Origin:
1640–50; ambidext(e)r + -ous

ambidextrously, adverb
ambidextrousness, noun
pseudoambidextrous, adjective
pseudoambidextrously, adverb

1. ambidextrous, ambisextrous ; 2. ambidextrous, ambisinistrous.
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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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Word Origin & History

ambidextrous
1640s, from L. ambidexter, lit. "right-handed on both sides," from ambi- "both" (see ambi-) + dexter "right-handed" (see dexterity). Its opposite, ambilevous "left-handed on both sides, clumsy" (1640s) is rare. Ambidexter "one who takes bribes
from both sides" is attested from 1530s and is the earliest form of the word in Eng.; its sense of "one who uses both hands equally well" appears by 1590s.
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Medical Dictionary

ambidextrous am·bi·dex·trous (ām'bĭ-děk'strəs)
adj.
Able to use both hands with equal facility.

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