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  Words related to left-handed

Related / Similar Words: bumbling, bungling, butterfingered, ham-fisted, ham-handed, handless, heavy-handed, levorotary, levorotatory, morganatic

 

Definition:
  • not skillful in physical movement especially with the hands; "a bumbling mechanic"; "a bungling performance"; "ham-handed governmental interference"; "could scarcely empty a scuttle of ashes, so handless was the poor creature"- Mary H. Vorse;
  • ironically ambiguous; "a left-handed compliment";
  • rotating to the left;
  • (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;
  • (of marriages) illicit or informal; "in Colonial America left-handed marriages between Frenchmen and Indians were frequent";
  • using or intended for the lefts hand; "left-handed golfers need left-handed clubs"; "left-handed scissors";

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    See Also: sinistral, left

     

     
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