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What does "Sinister" mean?

Definition

(a.) Indicative of lurking evil or harm; boding covert danger; as, a sinister countenance (a.) On the left hand, or the side of the left hand; left; -- opposed to dexter, or right (a.) Unlucky; inauspicious; disastrous; injurious; evil; -- the left being usually regarded as the unlucky side; as, sinister influences (a.) Wrong, as springing from indirection or obliquity; perverse; dishonest; corrupt; as, sinister aims


Synonyms black, ominous, dark, evil, wicked, baleful, ugly, menacing, threatening, minatory, forbidding, alarming, sinistral, minacious


Example: "Bar sinister" Example: "The scheme of some sinister intelligence bent on punishing him-Thomas Hardy" Example: "Sinister storm clouds"


Word Family sinisterly