minacious
[ mi-ney-shuhs ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
from Latin minax, minac- ‘threatening’ (from minari ‘threaten’) + -ous
Synonyms
  • alarming
  • dangerous
  • frightening
  • threatening
Antonyms
  • aiding
  • assisting
  • helping
  • unthreatening
  • harmless
Definition
menacing; threatening
Example
The dog was minacious, always snarling at anyone who came to the door.
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