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.

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