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1. anticlockwise

adjective. in the direction opposite to the rotation of the hands of a clock.

Synonyms

  • levorotary
  • counterclockwise
  • sinistral
  • left-handed
  • levorotatory

Antonyms

  • clockwise
  • right-handed
  • ambidextrous
  • adroit

Etymology

  • -wise (English)
  • wise (English)
  • anti- (English)
  • ἀντί (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • clock (English)

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2. anticlockwise

adverb. in a direction opposite to the direction in which the hands of a clock move.

Antonyms

  • right

Etymology

  • -wise (English)
  • wise (English)
  • anti- (English)
  • ἀντί (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • clock (English)

Example sentences of the word anticlockwise


1. Noun, singular or mass
Turn the cylindrical filter on the floor of the dishwasher anticlockwise and lift it out.

2. Adverb
Turn it anticlockwise.

3. Adjective
Screw out the broken bulbs in an anticlockwise direction until they can be pulled out.

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