Sinister-handed
Sinister-handed Sin"is*ter-hand"ed, a. Left-handed; hence, unlucky. [Obs.] --Lovelace. [1913 Webster]

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  • sinister — sin|is|ter [ˈsınıstə US ər] adj [Date: 1400 1500; : Old French; Origin: sinistre, from Latin sinister left handed, unlucky ] making you feel that something evil, dangerous, or illegal is happening or will happen there is sth/nothing sinister… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sinister — Synonyms and related words: adverse, amoral, antagonistic, apocalyptic, backhand, backhanded, bad, baleful, baneful, base, black, bodeful, boding, circuitous, conflicting, conscienceless, contrary, corrupt, corrupted, counter, counteractive,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • sinister — adj 1. ominous, inauspicious, unpropi tious, portentous, ill omened, sinistrous, foreboding, fateful, direful; menacing, minatory, minacious, threatening; dangerous, perilous, hazardous; treacherous, perfidious, untrustworthy. 2. bad, base, vile …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • Left-handed — Left hand ed, a. 1. Having the left hand or arm stronger and more dexterous than the right; using the left hand and arm with more dexterity than the right. [1913 Webster] 2. Clumsy; awkward; unlucky; insincere; sinister; malicious; as, a left… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Left-handed marriage — Left handed Left hand ed, a. 1. Having the left hand or arm stronger and more dexterous than the right; using the left hand and arm with more dexterity than the right. [1913 Webster] 2. Clumsy; awkward; unlucky; insincere; sinister; malicious; as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Left-handed screw — Left handed Left hand ed, a. 1. Having the left hand or arm stronger and more dexterous than the right; using the left hand and arm with more dexterity than the right. [1913 Webster] 2. Clumsy; awkward; unlucky; insincere; sinister; malicious; as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • left handed — Synonyms and related words: abusive, all thumbs, atrocious, awkward, backhand, backhanded, blunderheaded, blundering, boorish, bumbling, bungling, butterfingered, calumnious, careless, circuitous, clownish, clumsy, clumsy fisted, contumelious,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • left-handed —    1. obsolete    indicating illegitimacy    From the bar sinister on a coat of arms, which is a sign of bastardy.    2. homosexual    Using the same imagery as left footer:     You don t think Andy s a bit left handed, do you? he asked Paddy… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • International Lefthanders Day — August 13 is designated International Lefthanders Day by Lefthanders International. It was first observed 13 August 1976. As its name suggests, it is meant to promote awareness of the inconveniences facing left handers in a predominantly right… …   Wikipedia

  • Left-handedness — is the preference for the left hand over the right for everyday activities such as writing. Most left handed people favor their right hand for some activities, and many exhibit some degree of ambidexterity. [… …   Wikipedia

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