Sinistrous
Sinistrous Sin"is*trous, a. [See {Sinister}.] 1. Being on the left side; inclined to the left; sinistral. ``Sinistrous gravity.'' --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

2. Wrong; absurd; perverse. [1913 Webster]

A knave or fool can do no harm, even by the most sinistrous and absurd choice. --Bentley. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • sinistrous — index disastrous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • sinistrous — [sin′is trəs] adj. SINISTER …   English World dictionary

  • sinistrous — adjective Date: circa 1575 archaic sinister …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sinistrous — sinistrously, adv. /sin euh streuhs/, adj. 1. ill omened; unlucky; disastrous. 2. sinistral; left. [1550 60; < L sinistr , s. of sinister (see SINISTER) + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • sinistrous — SYN: sinistral (1) …   Medical dictionary

  • sinistrous — adj. (Archaic) sinister, threatening, ominous; sinistral, of the left …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sinistrous — sinis·trous …   English syllables

  • sinistrous — sin•is•trous [[t]ˈsɪn ə strəs[/t]] adj. 1) ill omened; unlucky; disastrous 2) sinistral; left • Etymology: 1550–60; < L sinistr , s. of sinister (see sinister) + ous sin′is•trous•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • sinistrous — /ˈsɪnəstrəs/ (say sinuhstruhs) adjective 1. ill omened; unlucky; disastrous. 2. sinistral …   Australian English dictionary

  • sinistrous — …   Useful english dictionary

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