As in, the person has trouble telling right or left, up or down, positive or negative, west/east

The word in my head is pronounced "---lysic".

  • The person has difficulty telling the difference between up and down? They don't understand what is up when they read the word or in real life? Like some people who confuse their left with their right.
    – Mari-Lou A
    Aug 21, 2015 at 22:34
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    A person who has trouble telling the difference between antonyms (opposites) is not dyslexic. You have misunderstood what dyslexia means.
    – Mari-Lou A
    Aug 22, 2015 at 15:14

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I think you mean dyslexic:


  • any of various reading disorders associated with impairment of the ability to interpret spatial relationships or to integrate auditory and visual information.


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    Of course, dyslexia is essentially a reading disorder, and does not imply difficulties with telling right from left or having spacial orientation problems not associated with reading.
    – Hot Licks
    Aug 22, 2015 at 3:00

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