from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Sending forth thunders or fulminations; thundering; striking terror.


  • The liberal newspapers published fulminatory articles; flaming protests were made in the clubs against the surreptitious propaganda of Rome.

    Gänsemännchen. English

  • Eddie's daydreams conjured up Boris Karloff, who was fearsomely fulminatory as Capt. Hook, Hugh O'Brian, as Wyatt Earp, who staged a virtuoso-style barroom brawl, Janis Paige as a clown who took part in a gloriously zany clown dance while Eddie prepared for his sensational high-wire act, and Bert Lahr as the mailman who taught Eddie the vaudevillian 'skull,' 'conk,' 'double-conk' and 'eye fade-away,' before joining the lad in a 'Bluebird of Happiness' duet.

    Fred Danzig, 'Hodges Show Good, But a Little Late,' Beaver County Times, June 24, 1960

  • But, apart from this exaggerated and fulminatory language, there is obviously a widespread feeling of disquiet among reasonable people, who believe the Church of England Temperance Society to have committed itself to what they regard as a predatory scheme of spoilation, disguised under the cloak of temperance reform.

    'English Licensing Bill,' The Montreal Gazette, April 4, 1908


‘Fulminatory’ comes from the Latin ‘fulminare,’ to strike with lightning.