Definition of 'sinister'
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Then sinister forces step in to make mayhem. The Sun (2011)With the promise of early summer comes something far more sinister. Times, Sunday Times (2015)These do not suggest that anything sinister or progressive is going on. Drug-Free Pain Relief (1987)What we see now is the preparation once again for something sinister. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Or were more sinister forces behind her desire to disregard school policy? The Sun (2006)Was there something more sinister going on? Calcio: A History of Italian Football (2006)But are sinister forces at work and should she just go home to safety? The Sun (2015)It also helps to allay the fear that pain must mean that something sinister is going on. Drug-Free Pain Relief (1987)Has religious conservatism drifted into something sinister? Times, Sunday Times (2014)We arrived when it was just thinking about icing over and there was this slightly sinister light hanging over it. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They have a slightly sinister vibe. Times, Sunday Times (2008)That is down to consistency, not anything more sinister. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Something that's slightly decadent and sinister for a secluded spot. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This Hammer film pulls the usual trick of pitting paranormal sceptics against a sinister force. The Sun (2014)As the story proceeds, a sinister force emerges. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)I am not suggesting anything sinister or conspiratorial. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Most of the billing blunders are the result of technology failures or human error, rather than anything more sinister. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It is sinister and mysterious. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It's beautiful and slightly sinister. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Underlying sales did slow over the summer, but this is thought to be down to the weather rather than anything more sinister. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He denied that there was anything sinister about his departure, which he said was down to neither a boardroom dispute nor regulatory issues. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Meanwhile, letters arrive hinting at the wider, slightly sinister world outside. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'sinister'
British English: sinister /ˈsɪnɪstə/ ADJECTIVE
Someone or something that is sinister seems evil or harmful.
There was something sinister about him that she found disturbing.
- American English: sinister
- Arabic: مَشْئُوم
- Brazilian Portuguese: sinistro
- Chinese: 险恶的
- Croatian: zloslutan
- Czech: zlověstný
- Danish: ildevarslende
- Dutch: sinister
- European Spanish: siniestro
- Finnish: pahaenteinen
- French: sinistre
- German: unheimlich
- Greek: κακόβουλος
- Italian: sinistro
- Japanese: 不吉な
- Korean: 불길한
- Norwegian: truende
- Polish: złowieszczy
- European Portuguese: sinistro
- Romanian: sinistru
- Russian: зловещий
- Spanish: siniestro
- Swedish: ödesdiger
- Thai: ชั่วร้าย
- Turkish: uğursuz
- Ukrainian: зловісний
- Vietnamese: nham hiểm
Definition of sinister from the Collins English Dictionary
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