Definitions for sinister
ˈsɪn ə stərsin·is·ter
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word sinister.
baleful, forbidding, menacing, minacious, minatory, ominous, sinister, threateningadjective
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, sinisteradjective
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.
Etymology: From sinistre, from sinistra, from sinestra.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: sinister, Latin.
My mother’s blood
Runs on the dexter cheek, and this sinister
Bounds in my sire’s. William Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida.
Captain Spurio, with his cicatrice, an emblem of war, here on his sinister cheek. William Shakespeare, All’s well that ends well.
But a rib, crooked by nature, bent, as now appears,
More to the part sinister from me drawn. John Milton, Pa. Lost.
The spleen is unjustly introduced to invigorate the sinister side, which, being dilated, would rather infirm and debilitate it. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours.
In his sinister hand, instead of ball,
He plac’d a mighty mug of potent ale. Dryden.
Is it so strange a matter to find a good thing furthered by ill men of a sinister intent and purpose, whose forwardness is not therefore a bridle to such as favour the same cause with a better and sincere meaning. Richard Hooker.
The duke of Clarence was soon after by sinister means made clean away. Edmund Spenser, on Ireland.
When are there more unworthy men chosen to offices, when is there more strife and contention about elections, or when do partial and sinister affections more utter themselves, than when an election is committed to many? John Whitgift.
He professes to have received no sinister measure from his judge, but most willingly humbles himself to the determination of justice. William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure.
Those may be accounted the left hands of courts; persons that are full of nimble and sinister tricks and shifts, whereby they pervert the plain courses of courts, and bring justice into oblique lines and labyrinths. Francis Bacon, Essays.
The just person has given the world an assurance, by the constant tenor of his practice, that he makes a conscience of his ways, and that he scorns to undermine another’s interest by any sinister or inferior arts. South.
Tempt it again: that is thy act, or none:
What all the several ills that visit earth,
Brought forth by night, with a sinister birth,
Plagues, famine, fire, could not reach unto,
The sword, nor surfeits, let thy fury do. Ben Jonson.
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
Etymology: [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
And then she starts experiencing concerning and disturbing phenomenon in her world… And she doesn’t know if she’s literally going crazy because her mother has, or if someone is stalking or manipulating her for some unknown, sinister reason… There was a lot of acting and emotional demands to it. And she’s also different from other characters I typically played. But I wanted that challenge to stretch myself outside of my comfort zone. i guess at my core, I’m an artist.
Most Trump supporters are like me - we trust Trump but no one else, when I see Democrats pushing it, I know there must be a sinister reason for it.
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.
My character Tara is a painter, a longer, an introvert, and then she starts experiencing concerning and disturbing phenomenon in her world… And she doesn’t know if she’s literally going crazy because her mother has, or if someone is stalking or manipulating her for some unknown, sinister reason… There was a lot of acting and emotional demands to it. And she’s also different from other characters I typically played. But I wanted that challenge to stretch myself outside of my comfort zone.
The catchy and sinister term ‘shadow docket’ has been used to portray the court as having been captured by a dangerous cabal that resorts to sneaky and improper methods to get its ways… This portrayal feeds unprecedented efforts to intimidate the court or damage it as an independent institution.
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- linker, links, linksseitig, böse, sinisterGerman
- izquierdo, siniestroSpanish
- pahaenteinen, paha, vasemmanpuolinen, uhkaavaFinnish
- sinistre, sénestreFrench
- מרושע, רשעHebrew
- sinistro, sinistraItalian
- [[находиться, зловещий, злополучный, злойRussian
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