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Word of the Day 08/27/21 Minatory

Minatory (adjective)
minatory [ min-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]


adjective
1. menacing; threatening.

Also min·a·to·ri·al .

OTHER WORDS FROM MINATORY
min·a·to·ri·ly, adverb

WORDS RELATED TO MINATORY
aggressive, alarming, apocalyptic, at hand, baleful, baneful, black, bullying, cautionary, close, dangerous, dire, fateful, forthcoming, grim, ill-boding, imminent, impending, inauspicious, looming

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Origin: First recorded in 1525–35; from Late Latin minātōrius “threatening,” from mināt(us), past participle of minārī “to threaten” (see menace) + -ōrius -ory

HOW TO USE MINATORY IN A SENTENCE
But was it in virtue of his seeing armed Phantasms of St. Edmund 'on the rim of the horizon,' looking minatory on him?
PAST AND PRESENT|THOMAS CARLYLE

His features had lost their delicately benevolent aspect; his words were minatory.
THE VANISHED MESSENGER|E. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM

Yet'—and he made his voice minatory—'in these evil and tickle times well it might have been that that letter held delicate news.
THE FIFTH QUEEN CROWNED|FORD MADOX FORD

But their protests became more urgent as we went on, their tone less minatory.
THE UNVEILING OF LHASA|EDMUND CANDLER

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