Sinister vs Voodooish - What's the difference?
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.
* sinistre (obsolete)
Inauspicious]], ominous, unlucky, illegitimate (as in [[w:bar sinister, bar sinister ).
* Ben Jonson
Evil or seemingly evil; indicating lurking danger or harm.
- All the several ills that visit earth, / Brought forth by night, with a sinister birth.
- sinister influences
Of the left side.
- the sinister atmosphere of the crypt
- Here on his sinister cheek.
* 1911 , (Saki), ‘The Unrest-Cure’, The Chronicles of Clovis :
- My mother's blood / Runs on the dexter cheek, and this sinister / Bounds in my father's.
(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
- Before the train had stopped he had decorated his sinister shirt-cuff with the inscription, ‘J. P. Huddle, The Warren, Tilfield, near Slowborough.’
- Nimble and sinister tricks and shifts.
* Sir Walter Scott
- He scorns to undermine another's interest by any sinister or inferior arts.
- He read in their looks sinister intentions directed particularly toward himself.
* (of the right side): dexter
* (heraldry): dexter
* bar sinister
* baton sinister
* bend sinister
* sinister aspect
* sinister base
* sinister chief
(rare) Reminiscent of voodoo; dark and sinister.