Definitions

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  • adj. Suggesting imminent harm.
  • adj. Threatening.
  • v. Present participle of menace.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments

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Examples

  • She heard his jaw pop into place as he loomed closer, his expression menacing.

    A Hunger Like No Other

  • Picture of Sweet Baby James at play: Godzilla today, arms stiffly outstretched, legs march forward in menacing, Japanese slow motion.

    Sweet Baby James

  • James Mason, smoothly menacing, is the bad guy, and Eva Marie Saint the cool Hitchcock blonde with uncertain loyalties.

    North by Northwest » DVDs Worth Watching

  • For the past two years, demonstrators wearing combat boots, many with their faces concealed by hoods, scarves or sunglasses, have regularly marched through Grafenberg holding burning torches and beating drums in menacing scenes that evoke Nazi-era rallies.

    Neo-Nazi Violence: German Mayor in Hiding after Far-Right Threat

  • “The street activity often results in menacing interaction with members of the public and has been known to be aggressive and persistent at times,” the petition states.

    Australia: Scientologists hit out at criticis

  • (Clasps fingers in menacing, Mr. Burns-esque fashion) ...

    Your Right Hand Thief

  • Slightly menacing is the smell of the fire on the rocky hillside above my house, where slash and burn agriculture is still practiced.

    Coyote's laughter

  • Two states of the greatest magnitude, both eventually armed with the deadliest weapons ever manufactured for war, confronted each other in menacing guise surrounded by their allies.

    Imperial Legacy

  • The time when in proud and happy security we assembled at this cottage, was gone -- soon the present hours would join those past, and shadows of future ones rose dark and menacing from the womb of time, their cradle and their bier.

    II.7

  • I was at that protest, and watched as these burly guys — and gals — and their friends and followers lined up in menacing gauntlets outside of The Wall to intimidate activists, I was there when they waved the middle finger and screamed f – ck you! at protesters and told me personally, that it was not George W. Bush that got the country into such a mess, but weak-kneed lefties back home, badmouthing the war, not supporting the mission.

    Rolling Thunder, War and Memorial Day « Antiwar.com Blog

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