Synonyms for left-handed

Synonyms for (adj) left-handed

Synonyms: left-handed, ham-fisted, ham-handed, handless, heavy-handed, bumbling, bungling, butterfingered

Definition: lacking physical movement skills, especially with the hands

Usage: 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

Similar words: maladroit

Definition: not adroit

Usage: a maladroit movement of his hand caused the car to swerve; a maladroit translation; maladroit propaganda

Synonyms: left-handed

Definition: ironically ambiguous

Usage: a left-handed compliment

Similar words: ambiguous

Definition: having more than one possible meaning

Usage: ambiguous words; frustrated by ambiguous instructions, the parents were unable to assemble the toy

Synonyms: left-handed, levorotary, levorotatory

Definition: rotating to the left

Similar words: counterclockwise, contraclockwise, anticlockwise

Definition: in the direction opposite to the rotation of the hands of a clock

Synonyms: left-handed, morganatic

Definition: (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

Similar words: legitimate

Definition: of marriages and offspring; recognized as lawful

Synonyms: left-handed

Definition: (of marriages) illicit or informal

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

Similar words: illegitimate

Definition: of marriages and offspring; not recognized as lawful

Synonyms: left-handed

Definition: using or intended for the left hand

Usage: left-handed golfers need left-handed clubs; left-handed scissors

Similar words: left, left-hand

Definition: intended for the left hand

Usage: I rarely lose a left-hand glove

Similar words: sinistral

Definition: preferring to use left foot or hand or eye

Usage: sinistral individuals exhibit dominance of the left hand and eye

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