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Synonyms for threat
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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. threat

    Synonyms:
    menace, browbeating, denunciation, intimidation

    Antonyms:
    encouragement, allurement, enticement, promise

Princeton's WordNet

  1. menace, threatnoun

    something that is a source of danger

    "earthquakes are a constant threat in Japan"

    Synonyms:
    scourge, terror, menace

  2. threatnoun

    a warning that something unpleasant is imminent

    "they were under threat of arrest"

    Synonyms:
    terror, scourge, menace

  3. threatnoun

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

    "his threat to kill me was quite explicit"

    Synonyms:
    terror, scourge, menace

  4. terror, scourge, threatnoun

    a person who inspires fear or dread

    "he was the terror of the neighborhood"

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. threatnoun

    Synonyms:
    menace, denunciation

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. threatnoun

    Synonyms:
    menace, threatening, commination, fulmination, intimidation

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How to use threat in a sentence?

  1. President Obama:

    Calling a threat by a different name does not make it go away. … There’s no magic to the phrase of radical Islam, it’s a political talking point.

  2. Donald Trump:

    The autonomy of central banks is an important asset and it is an asset that tends to come under threat when it is most needed, of course these are challenging times politically for central banks but it is clearly not helpful to try to interfere with their decisions.

  3. United States:

    North Korea remains an extraordinary threat and requires continued vigilance, we acknowledge that North Korea has neared a point where North Korea could credibly strike regional allies, United States territory and our forward-deployed forces.

  4. Chancellor Angela Merkel:

    Whoever sees data as a threat, whoever thinks about every piece of data in terms of what bad can be done with it, will not be able to take advantage of the opportunity of digitization.

  5. James Gagliano:

    All security considerations are based on what your analysis is of the threat, garlic Festival wasn't an event that was going to have high-level politicians or political overtones, Garlic Festival was Garlic Festival. They probably looked at Garlic Festival and said... the fence should be an enough of a deterrence.


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