Sinister vs Voodooish - What's the difference?

sinister | voodooish |

As adjectives the difference between sinister and voodooish

is that sinister is inauspicious]], ominous, unlucky, illegitimate (as in [[w:bar sinister|bar sinister ) while voodooish is (rare) reminiscent of voodoo; dark and sinister.



Alternative forms

* sinistre (obsolete)


(en adjective)
  • Inauspicious]], ominous, unlucky, illegitimate (as in [[w:bar sinister, bar sinister ).
  • * Ben Jonson
  • All the several ills that visit earth, / Brought forth by night, with a sinister birth.
  • *'>citation
  • Evil or seemingly evil; indicating lurking danger or harm.
  • sinister influences
    the sinister atmosphere of the crypt
  • Of the left side.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Here on his sinister cheek.
  • * Shakespeare
  • My mother's blood / Runs on the dexter cheek, and this sinister / Bounds in my father's.
  • * 1911 , (Saki), ‘The Unrest-Cure’, The Chronicles of Clovis :
  • Before the train had stopped he had decorated his sinister shirt-cuff with the inscription, ‘J. P. Huddle, The Warren, Tilfield, near Slowborough.’
  • (heraldry) On the left side of a shield from the wearer's standpoint, and the right side to the viewer.
  • (obsolete) Wrong, as springing from indirection or obliquity; perverse; dishonest.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • Nimble and sinister tricks and shifts.
  • * South
  • He scorns to undermine another's interest by any sinister or inferior arts.
  • * Sir Walter Scott
  • He read in their looks sinister intentions directed particularly toward himself.


    * (of the right side): dexter * (heraldry): dexter

    Derived terms

    * bar sinister * baton sinister * bend sinister * sinister aspect * sinister base * sinister chief * sinistral


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    (en adjective)
  • (rare) Reminiscent of voodoo; dark and sinister.
  • Synonyms

    * voodoolike