adjective \ˈmi-nə-ˌtr-ē, ˈmī-\

Definition of MINATORY

:  having a menacing quality

Examples of MINATORY

  1. <the novel's protagonist is haunted by a minatory black specter>

Origin of MINATORY

Late Latin minatorius, from Latin minari to threaten — more at mount
First Known Use: 1532


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