Grade 7 English Language and Arts - SkillBuilder + MAP Rehearsal Figuring it out with context clues

Grade 7 English Language and Arts - SkillBuilder + MAP Rehearsal Figuring it out with context clues

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What will you do with me if my father, the king, does not pay the $5 million ransom for my return?” asked the lovely princess as the kidnapper pushed her into his carriage.

“Well, my dear," the kidnapper replied with a sinister smile, “your father has two choices. He can either give me the money or he can say goodbye to his daughter…forever!”

What is the meaning of sinister as it is used in this passage?