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What is the antonym of the word ambilevous ?




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Answer: ambidextrous

The word ambilevous derives from the Latin ambi, both, and laevus, left. It labels those who are left-handed on both sides.

The word ambidextrous derives from the Latin dexter, right-handed. It denotes those who are right-handed on both sides - i.e., adroit.

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I think ambidexterous has more antonyms than snynonyms. This brings the count of words listed as its antonym to three. The first is ambisinsiter, next is ambisinistrous and third is ambilevous.
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