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left-handed

adjective

1 left-handed

Using or intended for the left hand.

Roget 239: left-handed; sinister; sinistral, sinistrorsal, sinistrorse, sinistrous; laevo- [Pref.].   



2 left-handed

of marriages Illicit or informal.

3 left-handed

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.

synonym: morganatic.

4 left-handed

Rotating to the left.

synonyms: levorotary, levorotatory.

5 left-handed

Ironically ambiguous.

6 left-handed

Lacking physical movement skills, especially with the hands.

synonyms: bumbling, bungling, butterfingered, ham-fisted, ham-handed, handless, heavy-handed.

Roget 699: unskillful etc. 698; inexpert; bungling etc. v.; awkward, clumsy, unhandy, lubberly, gauche, maladroit; ... show more


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