Synonyms for sinister

Synonyms for (adjective) sinister

Synonyms: threatening, baleful, ominous, minacious, minatory, sinister, menacing, forbidding

Definition: threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments

Usage: 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

Similar words: alarming

Definition: frightening because of an awareness of danger


Synonyms: sinister

Definition: on or starting from the wearer's left

Usage: bar sinister

Similar words: sinistral

Definition: of or on the left

Usage: a sinistral gastropod shell with the apex upward has its opening on the left when facing the observer; a sinistral flatfish lies with the left eye uppermost


Synonyms: black, sinister, dark

Definition: stemming from evil characteristics or forces; wicked or dishonorable

Usage: 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

Similar words: evil

Definition: morally bad or wrong

Usage: evil purposes; an evil influence; evil deeds