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Synonyms for sinister
ˈsɪn ə stər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. baleful, forbidding, menacing, minacious, minatory, ominous, sinister, threatening(adj)

    threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments

    "a baleful look"; "forbidding thunderclouds"; "his tone became menacing"; "ominous rumblings of discontent"; "sinister storm clouds"; "a sinister smile"; "his threatening behavior"; "ugly black clouds"; "the situation became ugly"

    Synonyms:
    grim, inauspicious, sullen, minacious, baneful, lowering, black, baleful, dark, heavy, minatory, dour, ominous, menacing, ill, forbidding, threatening

    Antonyms:
    dextral, good, unalarming

  2. black, dark, sinister(adj)

    stemming from evil characteristics or forces; wicked or dishonorable

    "black deeds"; "a black lie"; "his black heart has concocted yet another black deed"; "Darth Vader of the dark side"; "a dark purpose"; "dark undercurrents of ethnic hostility"; "the scheme of some sinister intelligence bent on punishing him"-Thomas Hardy

    Synonyms:
    blackened, ominous, sullen, bootleg, black-market, disgraceful, calamitous, forbidding, dismal, dark, moody, non-white, disconsolate, threatening, coloured, glum, fatal, dark-skinned, black, fateful, baleful, smuggled, inglorious, menacing, dim, pitch-dark, glowering, minatory, obscure, sour, pitch-black, grim, mordant, drab, benighted, contraband, shameful, saturnine, disastrous, smutty, ignominious, sorry, gloomy, morose, bleak, dingy, dreary, dour, drear, opprobrious, minacious, blue

    Antonyms:
    good, unalarming, dextral

  3. sinister(adj)

    on or starting from the wearer's left

    "bar sinister"

    Synonyms:
    forbidding, dark, minacious, baleful, minatory, black, menacing, threatening, ominous

    Antonyms:
    unalarming, good, dextral

Wiktionary

  1. sinister(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    dexter

  2. sinister(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    dexter

  3. sinister(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    dexter

  4. sinister(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    dexter

  5. sinister(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    dexter

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sinister(a.)

    Synonyms:
    left, on the left hand

  2. sinister(a.)

    Synonyms:
    unlucky, inauspicious, unfortunate, untoward, disastrous, injurious

  3. sinister(a.)

    Synonyms:
    wrong, bad, evil, perverse, corrupt, wicked, sinful, criminal

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sinister(a)

    Synonyms:
    left, unlucky, inauspicious, evil, wrong, forbidding

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "sinister":

    ominous, sinistral, grim, eerie, insidious, macabre, evil, underhand, spooky, dark, gloomy

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How to use sinister in a sentence?

  1. Duncan Levin:

    The fact that she and he would exchange so much money indicates that they had a very close business relationship and that he clearly trusted her with a phenomenal amount of money, there may be a completely innocent explanation for it, but it definitely is a sinister data point.

  2. Anthony Bourdain:

    I'm sure I'm not alone here. Were clowns ever funny? No. Of course not. They were always sinister figures, disguising their homicidal intentions under thick make-up, all the while their crawl spaces and chest freezers were brimming with Cub Scout parts.

  3. Dan Jensen:

    There's nothing sinister about this, it was not done in the dark of night, not done in secret.

  4. Donald Trump:

    In one voice, our nation must condemn racism, bigotry and white supremacy, these sinister ideologies must be defeated.

  5. The Chinese foreign ministry:

    This so-called legislation will only strengthen the resolve of the Chinese people, including the Hong Kong people, and raise awareness of the sinister intentions and hegemonic nature of the U.S., the U.S. plot is doomed.

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