Definition of comminatory in English:
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.
Definition of comminatory in:
- US English dictionary