is applied to that which is regarded as having an inherent tendency toward evil or destruction a malign doctrine
refers to that which is menacing to the degree of being deadly, destructive, pernicious, etc. a baleful influence
applies to that which can be interpreted as presaging imminent danger or evil a sinister smile
Find another word for sinister. In this page you can discover 71 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for sinister, like: devilish, malevolent, evil, macabre, corrupt, poisonous, dexter, threatening, menacing, ominous and mysterious.
There was a moment of sinister silence, then a multitudinous stirring of the leaves.
I was in the country when I reached under the seat and retrieved a long and sinister knife.
Shadows made his appearance sinister.
His face had a sinister, troubled expression; but an enigmatical smile played perpetually around his lips.
By the powers of the Quadruple Alliance this event was regarded as of the most sinister omen, and the question was even raised of a fresh armed intervention in France under the terms of the secret treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle.