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sinisteradjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈsɪn·ə·stər/
evil, or suggesting that something evil is going to happen: She has dark, sinister eyes that make you nervous when she looks at you.
Translations of “sinister”
in Vietnamese mang điềm xấu…
in Spanish siniestro…
in Thai เป็นลางร้าย…
in Malaysian jahat…
in French sinistre…
in German unheilvoll…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不祥的,有凶兆的…
in Indonesian berfirasat buruk…
in Russian зловещий…
in Turkish uğursuz, meşum, netameli…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不祥的,有凶兆的…
in Polish złowrogi, złowieszczy…
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