Definition of minacious in English:

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Pronunciation: /məˈnāSHəs/


Menacing; threatening.
Example sentences
  • D' Annunzio's in Rome, boisterous, warmongering, minacious, getting everyone riled up like a squawking parrot on a pirate's shoulder - remember Capitoline Hill?
  • Besides, Uncle Sam is somewhat of a minacious guardian of the mail's purity.
  • The shuttle traders asked the government to legalize and regulate their vanishing trade and thus to save them from avaricious and minacious customs officials.


Mid 17th century: from Latin minax, minac- 'threatening' (from minari 'threaten') + -ous.

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Syllabification: mi·na·cious

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