Sinister



adjective
1.
threatening or portending evil, harm, or trouble; ominous:
a sinister remark.
2.
bad, evil, base, or wicked; fell:
his sinister purposes.
3.
unfortunate; disastrous; unfavorable:
a sinister accident.
4.
of or on the left side; left.
5.
Heraldry. noting the side of an escutcheon or achievement of arms that is to the left of the bearer (opposed to dexter).
adjective
1.
threatening or suggesting evil or harm; ominous: a sinister glance
2.
evil or treacherous, esp in a mysterious way
3.
(usually postpositive) (heraldry) of, on, or starting from the left side from the bearer’s point of view and therefore on the spectator’s right
4.
(archaic) located on the left side
5.
(archaic) (of signs, omens, etc) unfavourable

sinister sin·is·ter (sĭn’ĭ-stər)
adj.

Presaging trouble; ominous.

On the left side; left.

sin’is·ter·ly adv.
sin’is·ter·ness n.

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