- ill-omened; unlucky; disastrous.
- sinistral; left.
Origin of sinistrous
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Examples from the Web for sinistrous
At last he got quite dexterous—and sinistrous, too, for that matter.Dr. Jolliffe's Boys
He lived in obscurity, and only went out at night; he only communicated with his fellows with the most sinistrous precautions.History of the Girondists, Volume I
Alphonse de Lamartine
It was the advocate of Mr. Van Buren's election, and therefore would prevent the suspicion of sinistrous design upon him.Thirty Years' View (Vol. II of 2)
Thomas Hart Benton
- sinister or ill-omened
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