minatory
[ min-uh-tawr-ee ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
Mid-16th century; from the late Latin minatorius, from minat- ‘threatened', from the verb minari
Synonyms
  • threatening aggressive sinister
Antonyms
  • kind welcoming friendly
Definition
menacing; threatening
Example
A) The entrance to the labyrinth cast a minatory shadow over the heroes. B) What seemed like a friendly conversation took an unexpected and minatory turn as he began to approach.
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