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Definition of left-handed adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(of a person) finding it easier to use the left hand to write, hit a ball, etc. than the right a left-handed golfer I'm left-handed.
  2. 2(of tools, etc.) designed to be used by someone who finds it easier to use their left hand left-handed scissors a left-handed guitar
  3. 3(of actions, etc.) done with your left hand a left-handed serve a left-handed catch opposite right-handed
left-handed adverb
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She writes left-handed.
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noun [uncountable]
a backhanded/left-handed compliment
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2a remark that seems to express admiration but could also be understood as an insult