or A·las·tor

[ uh-las-ter, ‐tawr ]

  1. an avenging spirit or deity frequently evoked in Greek tragedy; a male Nemesis.

Origin of alastor

First recorded in 1600–10; from Greek alástōr “avenging deity,” from álastos “unforgotten, unforgiven”

Words Nearby alastor Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use alastor in a sentence

  • It seems almost beyond doubt that the story of Cynthia and Endymion would not have taken this shape but for alastor.

    Oxford Lectures on Poetry | Andrew Cecil Bradley