V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: posing a threat or menace
Synonyms: threatening, menacing, foreboding, ominous, perilous
Antonyms: benign, auspicious
Tips: Minatory is considered to be a formal word, not often used in informal conversation or writing. Words like ominous, foreboding, and menacing would be more common choices to describe something threatening.
The travelers considered the gathering clouds to be a minatory sign. (threatening, ominous)
He made a minatory suggestion that someone might get hurt if they didn't cooperate in the scheme. (menacing, threatening)
His voice took on a minatory tone as he warned his comrades against defying him. (threatening, ominous)
The wolf's minatory stance warned his prey of the attack. (menacing, threatening)
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