Definition of sinistrous in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsɪnɪstrəs/

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Giving the impression that something bad will happen; ominous: a sinistrous event
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  • Aramis smiled, with the sinistrous gleam of his sinistrous thought.
  • That people may be influenced by wrong and sinistrous ends and motives in this matter, is beyond all peradventure.
  • 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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