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Definition of "minatory" [min•a•to•ry]

  • Of a menacing or threatening nature; minacious. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "minatory" in a sentence
  • "And then the ironically minatory heading on the Twitter page: "What are you doing?""
  • "It might be fairer to say that the West today is suffering from welcoming the sunny side of Thatcherism while forgetting its minatory aspects."
  • "But Anam invests real narrative power in the sections set in the mid-80s, in which the past resonates as an often minatory echo."