baleful, forbidding, menacing, minacious, minatory, ominous, sinister, threatening(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"
Suggesting imminent harm.
The numerical value of menacing in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of menacing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The pious pretence that evil does not exist only makes it vague, enormous and menacing.
Russia is a menacing government that does not share our interests and it does not share our values.
The discovery of this novel compound challenges long-held scientific beliefs and holds great promise for treating an array of menacing infections.
The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.
The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed -- and hence clamorous to be led to safety -- by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.
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