fulminatory

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

Examples

  • 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

Note

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

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