Associations to the word «Sinister»

Wiktionary

SINISTER, adjective. Inauspicious, ominous, unlucky, illegitimate (as in bar sinister).
SINISTER, adjective. Evil or seemingly evil; indicating lurking danger or harm.
SINISTER, adjective. Of the left side.
SINISTER, adjective. (heraldry) On the left side of a shield from the wearer's standpoint, and the right side to the viewer.
SINISTER, adjective. (obsolete) Wrong, as springing from indirection or obliquity; perverse; dishonest.

Dictionary definition

SINISTER, adjective. 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".
SINISTER, adjective. 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.
SINISTER, adjective. On or starting from the wearer's left; "bar sinister".

Wise words

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.