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minacious

[mi-ney-shuh s] /mɪˈneɪ ʃəs/
adjective
1.
menacing; threatening.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Latin mināci- (stem of mināx) overhanging, threatening + -ous
Related forms
minaciously, adverb
minaciousness, minacity
[mi-nas-i-tee] /mɪˈnæs ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun
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British Dictionary definitions for minacious

minacious

/mɪˈneɪʃəs/
adjective
1.
threatening
Derived Forms
minaciously, adverb
minacity (mɪˈnæsɪtɪ) noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin minax, from minārī to threaten
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Word Origin and History for minacious
adj.

"threatening," 1650s, from Latin minaci-, stem of minax "threatening, menacing" (from minari; see menace (n.)) + -ous. Related: Minaciously.

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