Threatening, punitive, or vengeful: both advocated a mild resolution which would head off anything more comminatory from the Soviet Union
More example sentences
- But presently he began to suspect that the portrait was not as comminatory as he could have wished.
- A fortnight ago, a short comminatory note, was drawn up in three versions.
- The strong and comminatory attacks on his adversaries, of whom he even singles out some, are a marked feature of this period of his career.
early 16th century: from medieval Latin comminatorius, from comminat- 'threatened', from the verb comminari (see commination).
Definition of comminatory in:
- The US English dictionary