bar sinister


bar sinister
Synonyms and related words:
achievement, alerion, animal charge, annulet, argent, armorial bearings, armory, arms, aspersion, attaint, azure, badge of infamy, bandeau, bantling, bar, bastard, bastard child, bastardism, bastardy, baton, bearings, bend, bend sinister, billet, black eye, black mark, blazon, blazonry, blot, blur, bordure, brand, broad arrow, by-blow, cadency mark, canton, censure, champain, chaplet, charge, chevron, chief, coat of arms, cockatrice, coronet, crescent, crest, cross, cross moline, crown, device, difference, differencing, disparagement, eagle, ermine, ermines, erminites, erminois, escutcheon, falcon, fess, fess point, field, file, flanch, fleur-de-lis, fret, fur, fusil, garland, griffin, gules, gyron, hatchment, helmet, heraldic device, honor point, illegitimacy, illegitimate, illegitimate child, illegitimateness, impalement, impaling, imputation, inescutcheon, label, lion, love child, lozenge, mantling, mark of Cain, marshaling, martlet, mascle, metal, motto, mullet, nombril point, octofoil, odium, onus, or, ordinary, orle, pale, paly, pean, pheon, pillorying, point champain, purpure, quarter, quartering, reflection, reprimand, reproach, rose, sable, saltire, scutcheon, shield, slur, smear, smirch, smudge, smutch, spot, spread eagle, stain, stigma, stigmatism, stigmatization, subordinary, taint, tarnish, tenne, tincture, torse, tressure, unicorn, vair, vert, wreath, yale

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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  • Bar sinister — Sinister Sin is*ter (s[i^]n [i^]s*t[ e]r; 277), a. Note: [Accented on the middle syllable by the older poets, as Shakespeare, Milton, Dryden.] [L. sinister: cf. F. sinistre.] 1. On the left hand, or the side of the left hand; left; opposed to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bar sinister — Bar Bar (b[aum]r), n. [OE. barre, F. barre, fr. LL. barra, W. bar the branch of a tree, bar, baren branch, Gael. & Ir. barra bar. [root]91.] 1. A piece of wood, metal, or other material, long in proportion to its breadth or thickness, used as a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bar sinister — n. nontechnical or literary term for BEND SINISTER …   English World dictionary

  • bar sinister — noun bastardism, bastardization, bastardy, baton, birth out of wedlock, champain, illegitimacy, illegitimateness, illegitimation, illicit procreation, misbegetting, unlawful begetting Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • bar-sinister — bar sinˈister see ↑baton sinister under ↑baton • • • Main Entry: ↑bar …   Useful english dictionary

  • bar sinister — bar′ sin′ister n. 1) her a putative heraldic charge presumed to indicate illegitimate birth 2) the condition or stigma of illegitimate birth …   From formal English to slang

  • bar sinister — 1. Heraldry. (not in technical use) a bend sinister or a baton. 2. the proof, condition, or stigma of illegitimate birth. [1815 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • bar sinister — noun popular term for bend sinister …   English new terms dictionary

  • bar sinister — /ba ˈsɪnəstə / (say bah sinuhstuh) noun 1. Heraldry (erroneously) a baton or a bend sinister. 2. the implication or proof of bastard birth …   Australian English dictionary

  • bar sinister — noun 1. the status of being born to parents who were not married • Syn: ↑bastardy, ↑illegitimacy • Hypernyms: ↑status, ↑position 2. a mark of bastardy; lines from top right to bottom left • Syn: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary


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