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sinister +‎ -ous


sinistrous (comparative more sinistrous, superlative most sinistrous)

  1. (archaic) On the left side; inclined to the left; sinistral.
    Sinistrous gravity. — Sir Thomas Browne.
  2. (archaic) wrong; absurd; perverse
    A knave or fool can do no harm, even by the most sinistrous and absurd choice. — Bentley.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for sinistrous in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)