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Definition of Sinister

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

People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Hermann Hesse

But I think Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang really got that thing where, if a movie reads really funny and then has some dramatic or violent or sinister stuff in it, you can't forget that primarily it has to be even funnier than you read it or that other stuff doesn't work.
Robert Downey, Jr.

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

Mention the gothic, and many readers will probably picture gloomy castles and an assortment of sinister Victoriana. However, the truth is that the gothic genre has continued to flourish and evolve since the days of Bram Stoker, producing some of its most interesting and accomplished examples in the 20th century - in literature, film and beyond.
Carlos Ruiz Zafon

It is quite true, as some poets said, that the God who created man must have had a sinister sense of humor, creating him a reasonable being, yet forcing him to take this ridiculous posture, and driving him with blind craving for this ridiculous performance.
D. H. Lawrence
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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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