minacious

  • 1 Minacious — Mi*na cious, a. [L. minax, acis. See {Menace}.] Threatening; menacing. [R.] [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 minacious — index ominous, pending (imminent), portentous (ominous), prophetic Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 minacious — (adj.) threatening, 1650s, from L. minaci , stem of minax threatening, menacing (from minari; see MENACE (Cf. menace) (n.)) + OUS (Cf. ous). Related: Minaciously …

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  • 4 minacious — [mi nā′shəs] adj. [< L minax (gen. minacis): see MENACE & OUS] menacing; threatening minacity [minas′ə tē] n …

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  • 5 minacious — minaciously, adv. minaciousness, minacity /mi nas i tee/, n. /mi nay sheuhs/, adj. menacing; threatening. [1650 60; < L minaci (s. of minax) overhanging, threatening + OUS] * * * …

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  • 6 minacious — adjective Of a threatening or menacing character …

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  • 7 minacious — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Expressing, indicating, or warning of an impending danger or misfortune: minatory, threatening. See FORESIGHT, NEAR …

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  • 8 minacious — adj. menacing; threatening; minatory …

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  • 9 minacious — a. Threatening, menacing, minatory …

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  • 10 minacious — adj minatory, minatorial, menacing, threatening, ominous; portentous, unpropitious, unfavorable, bad, dangerous; dark, cloudy, clouded, overcast, like rain …

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  • 11 minacious — mi·na·cious …

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  • 12 minacious — /məˈneɪʃəs/ (say muh nayshuhs) adjective menacing; threatening. {Latin mināciae threats + ous} –minaciously, adverb –minaciousness, minacity /məˈnæsəti/ (say muh nasuhtee), noun …

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  • 13 minacious — adjective threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments a baleful look forbidding thunderclouds his tone became menacing ominous rumblings of discontent sinister storm clouds a sinister smile his threatening behavior …

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  • 14 minacious force — index menace Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 15 minaciously — See minacious. * * * …

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  • 16 minatory — adjective Threatening, menacing. Syn: minacious, ominous, sinister …

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  • 17 menace — men·ace 1 / me nəs/ n 1: a show of an intention to inflict esp. physical harm accomplished against a person s will by means of force,...menace, or fear of immediate and unlawful bodily injury California Penal Code 2: one who represents a threat… …

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  • 18 pending — pend·ing 1 / pen diŋ/ prep 1: during the time of 2: while awaiting: in the time preceding held in escrow pending the outcome of the suit free pending trial pending 2 adj 1 …

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  • 19 ominous — I adjective adverse, alarming, augurial, auspicial, baleful, bodeful, dangerous, dark, depressing, dire, direful, disastrous, dismaying, dispiriting, disquieting, disturbing, divinatory, fatidic, fatidical, fear inspiring, fearful, forbidding,… …

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  • 20 portentous — I (eliciting amazement) adjective amazing, astonishing, breathtaking, exceptional, extraordinary, great, inconceivable, incredible, indescribable, marvelous, memorable, miraculous, notable, noteworthy, novel, out of the ordinary, outstanding,… …

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