Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Thundering; striking terror.

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  • adjective Thundering; striking terror.

Etymologies

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Compare French fulminatoire.

Examples

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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