[ kom-uh-ney-tuh-ree ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
Early 16th century; Latin from medieval Latin comminatorius, from comminat- ‘threatened’, from the verb comminari
  • aggressive
  • alarming
  • cautionary
  • dangerous
  • dire
  • sinister
  • ugly
  • good
  • kind
  • nice
  • safe
  • away
  • distant
  • far
  • remote
a threat of punishment or vengeance
A) When one nation brought in more battleships, it prevented any comminatory moves from the opposing nation. B) The individual suing the large corporation resorted to sending comminatory letters.
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