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sinistrous

[ sin-uh-struhs ]

adjective

  1. ill-omened; unlucky; disastrous.
  2. sinistral; left.


sinistrous

/ ˈsɪnɪstrəs /

adjective

  1. sinister or ill-omened
  2. sinistral


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Derived Forms

  • ˈsinistrously, adverb
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Other Words From

  • sinis·trous·ly adverb
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Word History and Origins

Origin of sinistrous1

1550–60; < Latin sinistr-, stem of sinister ( sinister ) + -ous
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Example Sentences

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.

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

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