baleful, forbidding, menacing, minacious, minatory, ominous, sinister, threatening(adj)
threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
"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"
black, dark, sinister(adj)
stemming from evil characteristics or forces; wicked or dishonorable
"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"-Thomas Hardy
on or starting from the wearer's left
Inauspicious, ominous, unlucky.
Evil, seeming to be evil.
Of the left side.
The left side of a shield from the wearer's standpoint, and the right side to the viewer.
Origin: From sinistre, from sinistra, from sinestra.
on the left hand, or the side of the left hand; left; -- opposed to dexter, or right
unlucky; inauspicious; disastrous; injurious; evil; -- the left being usually regarded as the unlucky side; as, sinister influences
wrong, as springing from indirection or obliquity; perverse; dishonest; corrupt; as, sinister aims
indicative of lurking evil or harm; boding covert danger; as, a sinister countenance
Origin: [L. sinister: cf. F. sinistre.]
Sinister is a death metal band from Rotterdam, the Netherlands, assembled in 1988, disassembled in 2003, and reassembled in 2005. They have released ten albums, most recently The Carnage Ending in 2012.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sin′is-tėr, adj. left: on the left hand: evil: unfair: dishonest: unlucky: inauspicious, malign.—adj. Sin′ister-hand′ed, left-handed.—advs. Sin′isterly; Sinis′tra (mus.), with the left hand; Sin′istrad, towards the left.—adj. Sin′istral, belonging or inclining to the left: reversed.—n. Sinistral′ity.—adv. Sin′istrally.—n. Sinistrā′tion, a turning to the left.—adj. Sin′istrous, on the left side: wrong: absurd: perverse.—adv. Sin′istrously. [L.]
The numerical value of sinister in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of sinister in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
There's nothing sinister about this, it was not done in the dark of night, not done in secret.
Fear can lead us to lash out against those who are different or lead us to try to get some sinister 'other' under control, alternatively, fear can lead us to succumb to despair or paralysis or cynicism.
I don't think there's anything sinister in trying to get wealthy people in countries that are seriously involved in development to spend their money wisely in a way that helps poor people and lifts them up.
Make man believe he is doing the right thing, with enough convincing powers, by any means so appropriate, then man, this being that was made superior by God, may do the most sinister thing,both imaginable and in real time
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- linker, böse, sinister, linksseitig, linksGerman
- izquierdo, siniestroSpanish
- vasemmanpuolinen, paha, uhkaava, pahaenteinenFinnish
- sénestre, sinistreFrench
- רשע, מרושעHebrew
- sinistro, sinistraItalian
- [[находиться, злой, злополучный, зловещийRussian
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