Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of a menacing or threatening nature; minatory.

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  • adj. Threatening, menacing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Threatening; menacing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Threatening; menacing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Latin mināx, mināc- (from minārī, to threaten, from minae, threats; see men-2 in Indo-European roots) + -ious.

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From Latin mināx, +‎ -ous.

Examples

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  • "These peering tributaries are in amongst the other stones and stars, but they are not quite of them, I'd continue, warming to my minacious theme."

    Pond by Claire-Louise Bennett, p 48

    April 19, 2017