Adjective "menaced" definition and examples

(Menaced may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈmɛnəs/

Definitions and examples

noun

A person or thing that is likely to cause harm; a threat or danger.
  1. 'the snakes are a menace to farm animals'
  2. 'The council claims skateboarders are a menace to pedestrians and cause damage running in to tens of thousands of pounds.'
  3. 'He was uncompromising and a menace to world peace.'
  4. 'Leonard was jailed for 13 months after a judge told him he had not only been a danger but a menace to other road users.'
  5. 'During sentencing, Judge Hernandez stated that Diane was dangerous and a menace to society.'
  6. 'Stray dogs should not be allowed to roam and be a menace and threat to the public, especially children, the weak and the aged.'
  7. 'However, while sales of the machines are booming, critics claim they pose a menace to riders and pedestrians alike and are destroying the tranquillity of parks and beaches.'
  8. 'The man is a menace to everything he once professed to represent, which makes him either delusional or hypocritical.'
  9. 'Whooping cough is still a menace to British babies despite widespread use of vaccinations, research revealed yesterday.'
  10. 'he spoke the words with a hint of menace'
  11. 'These songs are infused with a hint of twangy menace, bubbling under but never exploding.'
  12. 'Increasing consumerism has added to the mobile phone menace.'
  13. 'Two silent support performers add to the atmosphere of surreal menace.'
  14. 'Some will argue that this is to develop an atmosphere of doom-laden menace - the gathering thunder, both political and spiritual, looming on the horizon.'
  15. 'Everyone is friendly, relaxed and enjoying the warm evening without a hint of menace or bad behaviour.'
  16. 'The miscreant's neighbours plaintively tell Ferris they can no longer continue to live in the atmosphere of menace that the young man seems to generate.'
  17. 'Polaski stalks the stage with confidence, her clawlike hands in a constant state of threatening menace.'
  18. 'There was a hint of menace in the way he said it, a low growl underlying his words.'
  19. 'There is an atmosphere emerging here, an atmosphere of menace that the media help transport and magnify.'
  20. 'All Pinter's plays have a common atmosphere of darkness, menace and psychological intrigue.'
  21. 'He said: ‘Strictly, to knock on doors and demand with menaces is blackmail.’'
  22. 'Threatening behaviour and obtaining money with menaces are serious criminal offences.'
  23. 'If the person making the demand has in fact a claim of right to the money, then it does not constitute the offence of demanding money with menaces because the circumstances do not amount to stealing.'
  24. 'In the ensuing litigation, this was portrayed as blackmail - a serious offence that has a maximum prison term of 14 years, and which is defined as making an unwarranted demand with a view to gain, with menaces.'
  25. 'On the facts, it appears that Paul could not succeed with this argument; and as he has clearly made an unwarranted demand with menaces, it is submitted he will be found guilty of blackmail.'
  26. 'But in the hands of the wrong people, a Rottweiler or a big, powerful dog of any breed is an absolute menace.'

verb

Be a threat or possible danger to.
  1. 'But by far the most ludicrous begging episode happened in Dundee, where I was menaced by that little-known phenomenon, the pre-teen bike gang.'
  2. 'The play tells the story of Trassie Conlee who tries desperately to hold on to her home where she lives with her brother Neelus, while been menaced by her cousins Dinzee and Jack Conlee.'
  3. 'In High Noon, Gary Cooper's loyalty is not to himself but to his town, which is menaced by the gunman who will arrive on the noon train.'
  4. 'As long as populations are menaced by banditry, civil war, guerrilla campaigns, and counter-insurgency by beleaguered governments, they cannot be secure.'
  5. 'General Vandamme was heard to shout that they would be masters at Tombigbee and menaced them with his sword and the threat of drowning.'
  6. 'Despite their often misunderstood appearance, these were teens to be immensely proud of, not menaced by or feared.'
  7. 'Deliberative democracy is continually menaced by what James Madison, in his Federalist Paper 51, termed ‘the mischief of faction’.'
  8. 'Influenced by anxiety about the future, every faction across the political spectrum found something to feel menaced by.'
  9. 'A few months later that system collapsed, to the immense benefit of everyone living under or menaced by it.'
  10. 'After 20 years, she remains best known for her first big break, as a babysitter menaced by knife-wielding maniac, Michael Myers, in the slasher film Halloween.'

More definitions

1. something that threatens to cause evil, harm, injury, etc.; a threat: Air pollution is a menace to health.

2. a person whose actions, attitudes, or ideas are considered dangerous or harmful: When he gets behind the wheel of a car, he's a real menace.

3. an extremely annoying person. verb (used with object), menaced, menacing.

4. to utter or direct a threat against; threaten.

5. to serve as a probable threat to; imperil. verb (used without object), menaced, menacing. 6

More examples(as adjective)

"suns can be menaced."

"people can be menaced."

"ownerships can be menaced."

"empires can be menaced."

Origin

(menace)Middle English: via Old French from late Latin minacia, from Latin minax, minac- ‘threatening’, from minae ‘threats’.