[ am-bi-dek-ster-i-tee ]
/ ˌæm bɪ dɛkˈstɛr ɪ ti /


ambidextrous ease, skill, or facility.
unusual cleverness.
duplicity; deceitfulness.

Nearby words

  1. amberoid,
  2. ambi-,
  3. ambiance,
  4. ambidentate,
  5. ambidexter,
  6. ambidextrous,
  7. ambien,
  8. ambience,
  9. ambient,
  10. ambient air standard

Origin of ambidexterity

First recorded in 1645–55; ambidexter + -ity Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for ambidexterity



1650s, from obsolete adjective ambidexter "two-sided, using both hands with equal facility," also "double-dealing," from Medieval Latin ambidexter (see ambidextrous) + -ity.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for ambidexterity


[ ăm′bĭ-dĕk-stĕrĭ-tē ]


The state or quality of being ambidextrous.

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