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Another word for sinister

  1. Strongly suggestive of great harm, menace, or evil

      1. Miserable, wretched, distressed, suffering.
      2. Harmful or malignant in intent or effect:
      3. Harmful or threatening harm or evil; ominous; deadly
      1. Evil or harmful in nature or effect:
      2. Intending or threatening harm or ill will; malevolent:
      3. Very harmful; malignant
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Another word for sinister

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Synonym Study

  • Malign is applied to that which is regarded as having an inherent tendency toward evil or destruction a malign doctrine
  • Baleful refers to that which is menacing to the degree of being deadly, destructive, pernicious, etc. a baleful influence
  • Sinister applies to that which can be interpreted as presaging imminent danger or evil a sinister smile