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.]
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
In heraldry, the left-hand side of a shield. As shields are supposed to be carried in front of the person, the sinister side is that which covers the bearer’s left side, and therefore, lies to the spectator’s right. See Points of the Escutcheon.
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The numerical value of sinister in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of sinister in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of sinister in a Sentence
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.
In one voice, our nation must condemn racism, bigotry and white supremacy, these sinister ideologies must be defeated.
I know there are old demons which are coming back to the surface. They are ready to wreak chaos and death, history sometimes threatens to take its sinister course once again.
He has been lying to me about everything for all of the 52 years I have known him. ... He spent his whole sinister life lying and sneaking around, so he could carry on his abuse uninterrupted.
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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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