[ mi-ney-shuhs ]
/ mɪˈneɪ ʃəs /
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We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Origin of minacious
1650–60; <Latin mināci- (stem of mināx) overhanging, threatening + -ous
OTHER WORDS FROM minaciousmi·na·cious·ly, adverbmi·na·cious·ness, mi·nac·i·ty [mi-nas-i-tee], /mɪˈnæs ɪ ti/, noun
Words nearby minacious
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British Dictionary definitions for minacious
/ (mɪˈneɪʃəs) /
Derived forms of minaciousminaciously, adverbminacity (mɪˈnæsɪtɪ), noun
Word Origin for minacious
C17: from Latin minax, from minārī to threaten
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