HyperDic: sinister

English > 3 senses of the word sinister:
ADJECTIVEallsinister, baleful, forbidding, menacing, minacious, minatory, ominous, threateningthreatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
allsinister, black, darkstemming from evil characteristics / characteristics or forces
allsinisteron or starting from the wearer's left
sinister > pronunciation
Soundssih'nihster
Rhymesabductor ... zoster: 649 rhymes with ter...
English > sinister: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningthreatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments.
Examples
  • "sinister storm clouds"
  • "a sinister smile"
Synonymsbaleful, forbidding, menacing, minacious, minatory, ominous, threatening
BroaderalarmingFrightening because of an awareness of danger
Spanishagorero, amenazador, amenazante, funesto, ominoso, siniestro
Catalanamenaçador, ominós, sinistre
English > sinister: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaningstemming from evil characteristics / characteristics or forces; wicked or dishonorable.
Example "the scheme of some sinister intelligence bent on punishing him"-Thomas Hardy
Synonymsblack, dark
Broaderevilmorally bad or wrong
Spanishcorrupto, negro, obscuro, oscuro, perverso, siniestro
Catalannegre, obscur
English > sinister: 3 senses > adjective 3
MeaningOn or starting from the wearer's left.
Example"bar sinister"
CategoryheraldryThe study and classification of armorial bearings and the tracing of genealogies
BroadersinistralOf or on the left

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