Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “sinister”

sinister

adjective     /ˈsɪn.ɪ.stər/ US  /-stɚ/
making you feel that something bad or evil might happen: The ruined house had a sinister appearance. A sinister-looking man sat in the corner of the room.Predicting things and intuition
(Definition of sinister adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of sinister

Definitions of “sinister” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

exercise

physical activity that you do to make your body strong and healthy

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More