What does the word sinister mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Situated on the left; ill- omened; inauspicious; evil.

Usage examples for sinister

  1. It had foreign lines, more than a bit sinister to the Bunch's first, startled view. – The Planet Strappers by Raymond Zinke Gallun
  2. Down the barrel he saw the features of the tall dark man, evil and sinister. – Four Weird Tales by Algernon Blackwood
  3. People find it hard to believe that anything so strong and gallant and cheerful can have a sinister side. – Father Payne by Arthur Christopher Benson