Definition of Menacing

1. Adjective. Threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments. "The situation became ugly"

Exact synonyms: Baleful, Forbidding, Minacious, Minatory, Ominous, Sinister, Threatening
Similar to: Alarming
Derivative terms: Balefulness, Omen

Definition of Menacing

1. Adjective. Suggesting imminent harm. ¹

2. Adjective. Threatening. ¹

3. Verb. (present participle of menace) ¹

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Definition of Menacing

1. menace [v] - See also: menace

Lexicographical Neighbors of Menacing

men in the street
men of God
men of letters
men of parts
men of size
men of straw
men of the cloth
men of the world
menacing (current term)
menadiol diacetate
menadiol sodium diphosphate
menadione alkyltransferase
menadione reductase
menadione sodium bisulfite

Literary usage of Menacing

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1870)
"Hardened Young Culprit (to menacing Papa). " Do YOU MEAN то SAT YOU'BE COIN' то VIP lit, OLE BOY I " " SIX OP ONE AND HALF-A-DOZEN OP THE ..."

2. The Quarterly Review by John Gibson Lockhart, George Walter Prothero, William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, Baron Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, Sir William Smith (1902)
"as menacing the survival of the species. It therefore enacts that— a. The shooting * of partridges is forbidden between February 16 and July 20 inclusive, ..."

3. History of the Rise and Fall of the Slave Power in America by Henry Wilson (1875)
"menacing demands of Mr. Calhoun. — Benton's motion. — Remarks of Bell, Houston and Ben- ton. — Briton's motion agreed to. — Passage of the Oregon bill. ..."

4. Diary of the American Revolution: From Newspapers and Original Documents by Frank Moore (1860)
"... will seem as if they felt vastly bold, aye, and will stamp their feet on the ground in a menacing manner; but let a mastiff walk up to them, ..."

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