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Definition of Sinister


  1. On the left hand, or the side of the left hand; left; -- opposed to dexter, or right.
  2. Unlucky; inauspicious; disastrous; injurious; evil; -- the left being usually regarded as the unlucky side; as, sinister influences.
  3. Wrong, as springing from indirection or obliquity; perverse; dishonest; corrupt; as, sinister aims.
  4. Indicative of lurking evil or harm; boding covert danger; as, a sinister countenance.

Sinister Quotations

When a sinister person means to be your enemy, they always start by trying to become your friend.
William Blake

You can't escape this feeling of disintegration. The world is fragile. But you also can't let it ruin your life. I'm actually a pretty composed person. I guess people imagine I spend my life thinking about crazy, sinister things but I don't, really. It's not like I'm trying to exorcise any demons.
Michael Shannon

There's something about the Pacific Northwest, the scale of it, and the fact that not so long ago people came here and died getting here, and then died the first winter they were here. There's this breathtaking beauty, just a little bit of moss on the tree, just this little thread of danger, and the sinister. And I really like that.
Chelsea Cain

I may have taken someone through the wringer psychologically, but I've never been sinister.
John Mayer

There is something sinister, something quite biographical about what I do - but that part is for me. It's my personal business. I think there is a lot of romance, melancholy. There's a sadness to it, but there's romance in sadness. I suppose I am a very melancholy person.
Alexander McQueen
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Sinister Translations

sinister in Italian is nefasto
sinister in Spanish is aciago, siniestro, tetrico
sinister in Swedish is ondskefull
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