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Definition 1: using or intended for the left hand - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where left-handed or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • left-handed golfers need left-handed clubs
  • left-handed scissors

(left-handed is similar to ...) intended for the left hand

"I rarely lose a left-hand glove"

(left-handed is similar to ...) preferring to use left foot or hand or eye

"sinistral individuals exhibit dominance of the left hand and eye"

(means also ...) of or on the left

"a sinistral gastropod shell with the apex upward has its opening on the left when facing the observer" "a sinistral flatfish lies with the left eye uppermost"

(means also ...) being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the west when facing north

"my left hand" "left center field" "the left bank of a river is bank on your left side when you are facing downstream"

Definition 2: ironically ambiguous - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where left-handed or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a left-handed compliment

(left-handed is similar to ...) having more than one possible meaning

"ambiguous words" "frustrated by ambiguous instructions, the parents were unable to assemble the toy"

Definition 3: rotating to the left - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for left-handed in the sense of this definition

(left-handed is similar to ...) in the direction opposite to the rotation of the hands of a clock

Definition 4: lacking physical movement skills, especially with the hands - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where left-handed or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a bumbling mechanic
  • a bungling performance
  • ham-handed governmental interference
  • could scarcely empty a scuttle of ashes, so handless was the poor creature

Synonyms for left-handed in the sense of this definition

(left-handed is similar to ...) not adroit

"a maladroit movement of his hand caused the car to swerve" "a maladroit translation" "maladroit propaganda"

Definition 5: (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 - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for left-handed in the sense of this definition

(left-handed is similar to ...) of marriages and offspring; recognized as lawful

Definition 6: (of marriages) illicit or informal - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where left-handed or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • in Colonial America left-handed marriages between Frenchmen and Indians were frequent

(left-handed is similar to ...) of marriages and offspring; not recognized as lawful

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