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Synonyms for menacing
men·ac·ing

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Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  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 Words1.0 / 1 vote

  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. Joe Biden:

    Six days ago, Russia’s Vladimir Putin sought to shake the foundations of the free world thinking he could make it bend to his menacing ways.But he badly miscalculated, he thought he could roll into Ukraine and the world would roll over.Instead he met a wall of strength he never anticipated or imagined.He met the Ukrainian people.

  2. Communications Salleh Said Keruak:

    It is an offence ... to upload any comment, request, suggestion or other communication which is obscene, indecent, false, menacing or offensive in character with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass another person.

  3. President Biden:

    Six days ago, Russia's Vladimir Putin sought to shake the very foundations of the free world, thinking he could make it bend to his menacing ways. But he badly miscalculated. He thought he could roll into Ukraine and the world would roll over, instead, he met with… a wall of strength he never anticipated or imagined. He met the Ukrainian people and President Zelenskyy.

  4. 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.

  5. H.L. Mencken:

    The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace in a continual state of alarm (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing them with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.


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