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sinistrous

[sin-uh-struh s]
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adjective
  1. ill-omened; unlucky; disastrous.
  2. sinistral; left.

Origin of sinistrous

1550–60; < Latin sinistr-, stem of sinister (see sinister) + -ous
Related formssin·is·trous·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for sinistrous

Historical Examples

  • At last he got quite dexterous—and sinistrous, too, for that matter.

    Dr. Jolliffe's Boys

    Lewis Hough

  • He lived in obscurity, and only went out at night; he only communicated with his fellows with the most sinistrous precautions.

  • It was the advocate of Mr. Van Buren's election, and therefore would prevent the suspicion of sinistrous design upon him.


British Dictionary definitions for sinistrous

sinistrous

adjective archaic
  1. sinister or ill-omened
  2. sinistral
Derived Formssinistrously, adverb
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