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Synonyms for sinister

Adjective

1. baleful, forbidding, menacing, minacious, minatory, ominous, sinister, threatening, ugly, alarming (vs. unalarming)
usage: 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"
2. black, dark, sinister, evil (vs. good), wicked
usage: 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
3. sinister, sinistral (vs. dextral)
usage: on or starting from the wearer's left; "bar sinister"
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