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Adjective, Adverb
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  •  Having the left hand or arm stronger and more dexterous than the right; using the left hand and arm with more dexterity than the right.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Clumsy; awkward; unlucky; insincere; sinister; malicious; as, a left-handed compliment.  [1913 Webster]
    "The commendations of this people are not always left-handed and detractive."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Having a direction contrary to that of the hands of a watch when seen in front; -- said of a twist, a rotary motion, etc., looked at from a given direction.  [1913 Webster]
Left-handed marriage, a morganatic marriage. See Morganatic. -- Left-handed screw, a screw constructed to advance away from the observer, when turned, as in a nut, with a left-handed rotation. An ordinary wood screw is right-handed.


left-handed, adj.
1 using the left hand by preference as more serviceable than the right.
2 (of a tool etc.) made to be used with the left hand.
3 (of a blow) struck with the left hand.
4 a turning to the left; towards the left. b (of a racecourse) turning anticlockwise. c (of a screw) advanced by turning to the left (anticlockwise).
5 awkward, clumsy.
6 a (of a compliment) ambiguous. b of doubtful sincerity or validity.
7 (of a marriage) morganatic (from a German custom by which the bridegroom gave the bride his left hand in such marriages).

left-handedly adv. left-handedness n.




N unskillfulness, want of skill, incompetence, incompentency, inability, infelicity, indexterity, inexperience, disqualification, unproficiency, quackery, folly, stupidity indiscretion, thoughtlessness, sabotage, mismanagement, misconduct, impolicy, maladministration, misrule, misgovernment, misapplication, misdirection, misfeasance, petticoat government, absence of rule, rule of thumb, bungling, failure, screw loose: too many cooks, blunder, etourderie gaucherie, act of folly, balourdise, botch, botchery, bad job, sad work, sprat sent out to catch a whale, much ado about nothing, wild- goose chase, bungler, fool, unskillful, inexpert, bungling, awkward, clumsy, unhandy, lubberly, gauche, maladroit, left-handed, heavy-handed, slovenly, slatternly, gawky, adrift, at fault, inapt, unapt, inhabile, untractable, unteachable, giddy, inconsiderate, stupid inactive, incompetent, unqualified, disqualified, ill-qualified, unfit, quackish, raw, green, inexperienced, rusty, out of practice, unaccustomed, unused, untrained &c, uninitiated, unconversant, shiftless, unstatesmanlike, unadvised, ill-advised, misadvised, ill-devised, ill-imagined, ill-judged, ill-contrived, ill-conducted, unguided, misguided, misconducted, foolish, wild, infelicitous, penny wise and pound foolish, one's fingers being all thumbs, the right hand forgets its cunning, il se noyerait dans une goutte d'eau, incidit in Scyllam qui vult vitare Charybdim, out of the frying pan into the fire, non omnia possumus omnes.


N sinistrality, left, left hand, a gauche, sinister, nearside, larboard, port, left-handed, sinister, sinistral, sinistrorsal, sinistrorse, sinistrous, laevo-, sinistrally, sinistrously.

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