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ambisinister

ambisinister (am-bee-SIN-uhs-ter) - adj., clumsy with both hands.


The opposite of ambidexter. Or perhaps better, the mirror image of it: just as ambidexter comes from Latin ambi- both + dexter, on the right side, ambisiniter comes from ambi- + siniter, on the left side. The prejudice against left-handers, it runs deep, with the right side anciently identified with good, powerful, correct, and the left with awkward, unfavorable, ominous.

I lost the last two fingers of both hands to frostbite as well as the skin of my cheeks, making me truly ambisiniter in both appearance and ability

---L.
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