comminatory


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com·mi·na·tion

 (kŏm′ə-nā′shən)
n.
A formal denunciation.

[Middle English comminacioun, from Latin comminātiō, comminātiōn-, from comminātus, past participle of comminārī, to threaten : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + minārī, to threaten; see menace.]

com·min′a·to′ry (kə-mĭn′ə-tôr′ē, kŏm′ĭ-nə-) adj.
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Adj.1.comminatory - containing warning of punishment
inculpative, inculpatory - causing blame to be imputed to
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References in classic literature ?
I detected something comminatory in his yellow, emaciated countenance, but I believe now he was simply startled by my youth.
"She has gone after him," stated Fyne in comminatory tones.
Comminatory: (a) experience sharing (b) threatening (c) expression of opinions (d) ephemeral 5.