Definitions

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  • adj. Thundering; striking terror.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Thundering; striking terror.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

Etymologies

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Compare French fulminatoire.

Examples

  • Corinthian fluted pillars formed its general decoration, and enshrined the four fulminatory inscriptions.

    Court Memoirs of France Series — Complete

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

    Gänsemännchen. English

  • Still less is a Cote Gauche wanting: extreme Left; sitting on the topmost benches, as if aloft on its speculatory Height or Mountain, which will become a practical fulminatory Height, and make the name of

    The French Revolution

  • I have inserted only the fulminatory clause of this inscription, as being that part of it against which

    Bibliomania; or Book-Madness A Bibliographical Romance

  • ` mispronounces 'a word, conservative folk feel the standards of civilization threatened and do the only thing a chap or chapess can do in the circumstances: write a fulminatory letter to The Times.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol VII No 4

Comments

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  • "Fulminatory" includes the word "minatory, and the meanings relate; i.e, sending forth thunders is a warning, all of which might lead you to believe the two words have the same etymology, but in fact they do not. Still, I find the similarities helpful in remembering their meanings.

    November 1, 2012