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Synonyms for menacing
men·ac·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. baleful, forbidding, menacing, minacious, minatory, ominous, sinister, threateningadjective

    threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments

    "a baleful look"; "forbidding thunderclouds"; "his tone became menacing"; "ominous rumblings of discontent"; "sinister storm clouds"; "a sinister smile"; "his threatening behavior"; "ugly black clouds"; "the situation became ugly"

    Synonyms:
    grim, inauspicious, sullen, minacious, baneful, lowering, black, baleful, dark, sinister, heavy, minatory, dour, ominous, ill, forbidding, threatening

    Antonyms:
    unalarming

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. menacingadjective

    Synonyms:
    threatening, minatory

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  1. List of paraphrases for "menacing":

    threatening

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How to use menacing in a sentence?

  1. Andreas Beer:

    If you take a look at the Joker, it's an ambiguous mixture between something funny and something menacing, it's a horror clown and that's kind of, somehow cool. You can make memes of that.

  2. Donald Trump:

    No responsible government should subsidize Iran's blood lust, as long as Iran's menacing behavior continues, sanctions will not be lifted. They will be tightened.

  3. Josh Sugarmann:

    Assault weapons' menacing looks, coupled with the public's confusion over fully-automatic machine guns versus semi-automatic assault weapons --anything that looks like a machine gun is assumed to be a machine gun-- can only increase the chance of public support for restrictions on these weapons.

  4. Kim Lewis:

    The discovery of this novel compound challenges long-held scientific beliefs and holds great promise for treating an array of menacing infections.

  5. Donald Trump:

    Russia is a menacing government that does not share our interests and it does not share our values.


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