AskDefine | Define menacing

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menacing adj : 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" [syn: baleful, forbidding, minacious, minatory, ominous, sinister, threatening, ugly]

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English

Adjective

  1. Suggesting imminent harm.
  2. Threatening.

Translations

Suggesting imminent harm
Threatening

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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