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minatory

[ min-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ ˈmɪn əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /
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adjective
menacing; threatening.
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Also min·a·to·ri·al .

Origin of minatory

First recorded in 1525–35; from Late Latin minātōrius “threatening,” from mināt(us), past participle of minārī “to threaten” (see menace) + -ōrius -ory1

OTHER WORDS FROM minatory

min·a·to·ri·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for minatory

minatory

minatorial

/ (ˈmɪnətərɪ, -trɪ) /

adjective
threatening or menacing

Derived forms of minatory

minatorily or minatorially, adverb

Word Origin for minatory

C16: from Late Latin minātōrius, from Latin minārī to threaten
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