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minacious

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj minacious threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments "a baleful look","forbidding thunderclouds","his tone became menacing","ominous rumblings of discontent","sinister storm clouds","a sinister smile","his threatening behavior","ugly black clouds","the situation became ugly"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Minacious Threatening; menacing.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • minacious Threatening; menacing.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. minax, -acis,. See Menace

Usage

In literature:

Minacis aut Etrusca Porsenae manus.
"Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay" by George Otto Trevelyan
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