minatory

[ min-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ ˈmɪn əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /

adjective

menacing; threatening.
Also min·a·to·ri·al.

Origin of minatory

1525–35; < Late Latin minātōrius, equivalent to Latin minā(rī) to menace + -tōrious -tory1
Related formsmin·a·to·ri·ly, adverb
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minatory

minatorial

/ (ˈmɪnətərɪ, -trɪ) /

adjective

threatening or menacing
Derived Formsminatorily or minatorially, adverb

Word Origin for minatory

C16: from Late Latin minātōrius, from Latin minārī to threaten
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Word Origin and History for minatory

minatory


adj.

"expressing a threat, 1530s, from Middle French minatoire, from Late Latin minatorius, from minat-, stem of minari "to threaten" (see menace (n.)).

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