Definition Of minatory
expressing or conveying a threat.
he is unlikely to be deterred by minatory finger-wagging
Example Of minatory
All of these punishments were performed in the presence of the offenders' military unit and were seen simply in terms of minatory retribution and deterrence.
Behind both these minatory visions stands a bloodthirsty Father, damning and punishing.
But their role in the new order was necessarily prophetic and minatory .
Exploitations of various kinds, in several directions, are recounted in a tone both minatory and droll.
He could be both hortatory and minatory in his public utterances and yet retreat to a small, still voice in the solitude of his study.