- menacing; threatening.
Origin of minatory
Related Words for minatoryaggressive, alarming, apocalyptic, baleful, baneful, black, bullying, cautionary, close, dangerous, dire, fateful, forthcoming, grim, ill-boding, imminent, impending, inauspicious, looming, lowering
Examples from the Web for minatory
Historical Examples of minatory
The harsh, minatory note of that voice sufficiently expressed the fact.Captain Blood
Number 3, Lauriston Gardens wore an ill-omened and minatory look.A Study In Scarlet
Arthur Conan Doyle
The parson is very brisk when he reaches the minatory clause in his sermon.Ralph the Heir
And to these his appeal was persuasive and suggestive, never didactic or minatory.The Soul of Susan Yellam
Horace Annesley Vachell
The unrestful, the well-organised and minatory sea had been advancing quickly.And Even Now
- threatening or menacing
Word Origin for minatory
"expressing a threat, 1530s, from Middle French minatoire, from Late Latin minatorius, from minat-, stem of minari "to threaten" (see menace (n.)).