Minacious

Updated: Dec 9, 2020

Pronunciation: [ mi-ney-shuhs ]


Definition: adjective

menacing; threatening

Origin: Mid 17th century; Latin


Etymology: from Latin minax, minac- ‘threatening’ (from minari ‘threaten’) + -ous


Usage:


Synonyms:

  • alarming

  • dangerous

  • frightening

  • threatening

Antonyms:

  • aiding

  • assisting

  • helping

  • unthreatening

  • harmless

Example:

The dog was minacious, always snarling at anyone who came to the door.

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