Ambilevous
Ambilevous Am`bi*le"vous, a. [L. ambo both + laevus left.] Left-handed on both sides; clumsy; -- opposed to {ambidexter}. [R.] --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

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  • ambilevous — adjective /ˌæmbɪˈliːvəs/ <ref name= EOD /><ref name= OED2 /> Having equally bad ability in both hands; clumsy; butterfingered. Again, Some are as Galen hath expreſſed : that is, Ambilevous or left handed on both ſides ; ſuch as with… …   Wiktionary

  • ambilevous — Awkwardness in the use of both hands. SYN: ambisinister, ambisinistrous. [ambi + L. laevus, left] * * * am·bi·le·vous (am″bĭ leґvəs) [ambi + levo + ous] pertaining to or characterized by ambilevosity …   Medical dictionary

  • ambisinister — SYN: ambilevous. [ambi + L. sinister, left] * * * am·bi·sin·is·ter (am″bĭ sinґis tər) [ambi + sinister] ambilevous …   Medical dictionary

  • ambisinistrous — SYN: ambilevous. * * * am·bi·si·nis·trous (am″bĭ sĭ nisґtrəs) ambilevous …   Medical dictionary

  • Handedness — For other uses, see Handedness (disambiguation). Handedness (also referred to as chirality or laterality) is a human attribute defined by unequal distribution of fine motor skills between the left and right hands. An individual who is more… …   Wikipedia

  • ambisinistrous — adjective clumsy, ambilevous Ant: ambidextrous …   Wiktionary

  • ambidextrous — adjective a) Having equal ability in both hands; in particular, able to write equally well with both hands. b) Of a person, bisexual. Ant: ambilevous, ambisinistrous See Also: ambidexterity …   Wiktionary

  • ambidextrous — (adj.) 1640s, with OUS (Cf. ous), from ambidexter (adj.) double dealing (1610s), from Fr. ambidextre or directly from L. ambidexter, lit. right handed on both sides, from ambi both (see AMBI (Cf. ambi )) + dexter right handed (see …   Etymology dictionary

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