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Synonyms for threat

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. menace, threat(noun)

    something that is a source of danger

    "earthquakes are a constant threat in Japan"

    scourge, terror, menace

  2. threat(noun)

    a warning that something unpleasant is imminent

    "they were under threat of arrest"

    terror, scourge, menace

  3. threat(noun)

    declaration of an intention or a determination to inflict harm on another

    "his threat to kill me was quite explicit"

    terror, scourge, menace

  4. terror, scourge, threat(noun)

    a person who inspires fear or dread

    "he was the terror of the neighborhood"

    flagellum, little terror, menace, bane, panic, brat, affright, scourge, holy terror, terror, nemesis, curse

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. threat

    menace, browbeating, denunciation, intimidation

    encouragement, allurement, enticement, promise

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. threat(n.)

    menace, denunciation

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. threat(n)

    menace, threatening, commination, fulmination, intimidation

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  1. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu:

    We are likely to see Iran not signing on, but we have all decided that if they don't we will proceed because we do not believe that currently their entry into the market will create too much of a threat for the next year.

  2. Josh Rayburn:

    We had no reason to suspect she was a threat to either herself or anyone else, we are very sorry to hear of the outcome in this situation.

  3. Theresa May:

    This is not a threat. This is a statement of the fact that this would be harmful for both of us, not one of us, it's an argument for having a deal. That's the point. That's what we're after.

  4. Ted Cruz:

    I have great respect for George W Bush, and was proud to work on his 2000 campaign and in his administration, it's no surprise that President Bush is supporting his brother and attacking the candidates he believes pose a threat to his campaign. I have no intention of reciprocating. I met my wife Heidi working on his campaign, and so I will always be grateful to him.

  5. President Francois Hollande:

    Terrorism has not stopped posing a threat to our country.

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