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synonyms for sinister

  • dire
  • evil
  • malevolent
  • mischievous
  • ominous
  • perverse
  • threatening
  • adverse
  • apocalyptic
  • bad
  • baleful
  • baneful
  • blackhearted
  • corrupt
  • deleterious
  • disastrous
  • dishonest
  • disquieting
  • doomful
  • foreboding
  • harmful
  • hurtful
  • ill-boding
  • inauspicious
  • injurious
  • lowering
  • malefic
  • malign
  • malignant
  • obnoxious
  • pernicious
  • poisonous
  • portentous
  • unfavorable
  • unfortunate
  • unlucky
  • unpropitious
  • woeful
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antonyms for sinister

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  • auspicious
  • good
  • happy
  • lucky
  • nice
  • benevolent
  • kind
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How to use sinister in a sentence

We’ve seen the pandemic, the campaign and now, as you and I speak in the aftermath of the election, we’ve seen very clearly how the sinister role of propaganda has affected our national discourse.
DAN RATHER: PROPAGANDA AND INJUSTICE ARE A ‘VERY POTENT, TOXIC MIX’JOE HEIMNOVEMBER 23, 2020WASHINGTON POST
The game’s biggest draw was a storyline which unfolded over multiple play sessions, with diseases mutating and cities falling into chaos as a sinister conspiracy spread its tendrils across the world.
ONE HELL OF A SEND-OFF: PANDEMIC LEGACY: SEASON 0 WRAPS A STYLISH BOARD GAME SERIESARS STAFFNOVEMBER 21, 2020ARS TECHNICA
Some characters buy the gadgets out of simple curiosity or a desire for companionship, while others use the technology for more sinister ends.
EVERYTHING OUR EDITORS LOVED IN AUGUSTTHE EDITORSSEPTEMBER 10, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
Then, when the host plant flowers, so does the dodder, setting the stage for the sinister cycle to begin again.
THIS PARASITIC PLANT EAVESDROPS ON ITS HOST TO KNOW WHEN TO FLOWERJONATHAN LAMBERTSEPTEMBER 4, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
There are plenty of reasons why duopolies exist, and they’re not necessarily all sinister.
AMERICA’S HIDDEN DUOPOLY (EP. 356 REBROADCAST)STEPHEN J. DUBNERSEPTEMBER 3, 2020FREAKONOMICS
Nevertheless, this world of mankind to-day seems to me to be a very sinister and dreadful world.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
These are obtained easily, whence follow the sinister reports that they give your Majesty, to the harm of the public welfare.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
A chill, sinister feeling crept over me, but I kept my gaze fixed steadily in the same direction.
UNCANNY TALESVARIOUS
Then he turned suddenly, and Harris saw that his face had turned most oddly and disagreeably sinister.
THREE MORE JOHN SILENCE STORIESALGERNON BLACKWOOD
The countenances round him turned sinister, but not idly, negatively sinister: they grew dark with purpose.
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WORDS RELATED TO SINISTER

  • calamitous
  • deadly
  • dire
  • evil
  • foreboding
  • harmful
  • hurtful
  • injurious
  • malevolent
  • malignant
  • noxious
  • ominous
  • pernicious
  • ruinous
  • sinister
  • threatening
  • venomous
  • vindictive
  • woeful
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