Definition of sinistri
1. sinister [ a ] threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
Examples: "a baleful look" "forbidding thunderclouds" "his tone became menacing" "ominous rumblings of discontent" "sinister storm clouds" "a sinister smile" "his threatening behavior"
(Howard Nemerov, "Themes and Methods: The Early...)
At_the_same_time the multiple transvestitism involved - the fat man as girl and as baby , as coquette pretending to be a baby - touches for a moment horrifyingly upon the secret sources of a life like Jacoby 's , upon the sinister dreams which form the sources of any human life .
His name is Praisegod_Piepsam , and he is rather fully described as_to his clothing and physiognomy in_a_way which relates him to a sinister type in the author 's repertory - he is a forerunner of those enigmatic strangers in `` Death_in_Venice '' , for_example , who represent some combination of cadaver , exotic , and psychopomp .Synonyms ominous sinister threatening menacing minacious minatory forbidding ugly baleful Related Terms alarming
2. sinister [ a ] stemming from evil characteristics or forces; wicked or dishonorable
Examples: "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"
(Octavia Waldo, A Cup of the Sun....)
And the forked tongue of gossip licked its sinister way from back_porch to back_porch .Synonyms dark black sinister Related Terms evil
3. sinister [ a ] (heraldry) on or starting from the wearer's left
Examples: "bar sinister"
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