Definition and Meanings for sinister
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Part of Speech of sinister
Etymology of sinister
Meaning of sinister
- 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.