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Minacious

[mə̇ˈnāshəs]

Part of speech: adjective

1.

Menacing or threatening

2.

Dangerous or worthy of fear

Examples of Minacious in a sentence

"The minacious leader struck fear in the hearts of his subordinates."

"Her minacious reputation ensured the classroom fell silent as soon as she entered."

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About Minacious

One of history's most minacious figures was Vlad III Dracula — otherwise known as Vlad the Impaler. He was infamous for such violent acts that his name became the inspiration for a certain legendary vampire.

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Minacious comes directly from the ancient Latin word minari, which means "to threaten."

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