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sinistrous Line breaks: sin¦is|trous
Pronunciation: /ˈsɪnɪstrəs/

Definition of sinistrous in English:


Giving the impression that something bad will happen; ominous: a sinistrous event
More example sentences
  • The arrival of a beggar on an island is accounted a sinistrous event.
  • The chiefs are now informed, that their bark, by a sinistrous accident, has been compelled to quit the shore.
  • The king continues to disparage and asperse all sober and judicious reflections upon that royal paper, by charging upon them the unjust and reproachful character of sinistrous interpretations.


Late 16th century: from sinister + -ous.

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