Definition of Minatory

1. Adjective. Threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments. "The situation became ugly"

Exact synonyms: Baleful, Forbidding, Menacing, Minacious, Ominous, Sinister, Threatening
Similar to: Alarming
Derivative terms: Balefulness, Omen



Definition of Minatory

1. a. Threatening; menacing.

Definition of Minatory

1. Adjective. Threatening, menacing. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Minatory

1. threatening [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Minatory

minar
minarchism
minarchisms
minarchist
minarchists
minaret
minareted
minaretlike
minarets
minargent
minarine
minarines
minars
minas
minasragrite
minatory (current term)
minaudiere
minaudieres
minaul
minauls
minbar
minbars
mince
mince pie
mince pies
mince words
minced
minced oath
minced oaths
mincemeat

Literary usage of Minatory

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Spolia Zeylanica by National Museums of Sri Lanka, National Museums of Ceylon (1908)
"(b) Curious minatory action of a harmless Snake. ... This is probably a minatory action, and is suggestive of the vibration of the tail of the rattle snake ..."

2. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1917)
"... oath would in e Heel declare minatory all proceedings in such courts against offenders out of whom no judgment could be collected in a civil proceeding. ..."

3. Current Discussions in Theology by Chicago Theological Seminary (1884)
"Not minatory. A fourth characteristic of the preaching of the present day is, that it is not minatory. It seeks to attain its ends rather by the "sweet ..."

4. Chinese Central Asia: A Ride to Little Tibet by Henry Lansdell (1894)
"A minatory letter, 314.—Escorted into Aksu, 316. ON arriving at the Custom-house of Muzart- Kurgan, my party was not all together, and when the leading ..."

5. The Book of the Covenant in Moab: A Critical Inquiry Into the Original Form by John Cullen (1903)
"The Third or minatory Edition. I. ADDITIONS. (1) Ix, 7 — x, 1 1, and xI, ... to what appears to have been its object, may be called the minatory edition. ..."

6. English Hymns: Their Authors and History by Samuel Willoughby Duffield (1886)
"WATTS. This is Ps. 95, SM, " A Psalm before Sermon," and has six stanzas. The last two are rather minatory and are usually omitted. ..."

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