minatory

[ min-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]SEE DEFINITION OF minatory
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The harsh, minatory note of that voice sufficiently expressed the fact.

Number 3, Lauriston Gardens wore an ill-omened and minatory look.

The parson is very brisk when he reaches the minatory clause in his sermon.

And to these his appeal was persuasive and suggestive, never didactic or minatory.

The unrestful, the well-organised and minatory sea had been advancing quickly.

In course of debate Howell, alleged victim of Alderman's minatory observations, attempted to introduce the subject.

It was as if he discovered himself flimsy and transparent in a world of minatory solidity and opacity.

She actually defied him, though she was quite helpless, with some minatory sounds.

The officer repeated his phrase, trying the conversational, wheedling, and minatory tones in turn—but it was useless.

And now we know for all time that these countless scolding and minatory voices were not mere angry units, but that they were in.

WORD ORIGIN

"expressing a threat, 1530s, from Middle French minatoire, from Late Latin minatorius, from minat-, stem of minari "to threaten" (see menace (n.)).

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