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SINISTER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sinister mean? 

SINISTER (adjective)
  The adjective SINISTER has 3 senses:

1. threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
2. stemming from evil characteristics or forces; wicked or dishonorable
3. on or starting from the wearer's left

  Familiarity information: SINISTER used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SINISTER (adjective)


Sense 1sinister [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments

Synonyms:

sinister; threatening; menacing; minacious; minatory; ominous; baleful; forbidding

Context examples:

a baleful look / forbidding thunderclouds / his tone became menacing / ominous rumblings of discontent / sinister storm clouds / a sinister smile / his threatening behavior / ugly black clouds / the situation became ugly

Similar:

alarming (causing alarm or fear)


Sense 2sinister [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Stemming from evil characteristics or forces; wicked or dishonorable

Synonyms:

sinister; black; dark

Context examples:

black deeds / a black lie / his black heart has concocted yet another black deed / Darth Vader of the dark side / a dark purpose / dark undercurrents of ethnic hostility / the scheme of some sinister intelligence bent on punishing him

Similar:

evil (morally bad or wrong)


Sense 3sinister [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

On or starting from the wearer's left

Context example:

bar sinister

Similar:

sinistral (of or on the left)

Domain category:

heraldry (the study and classification of armorial bearings and the tracing of genealogies)


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