Adjective "menacing" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˈmɛnɪsɪŋ/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Suggesting the presence of danger; threatening.
  1. 'The light barely illuminated the forest around them and it was very menacing at this late hour.'
  2. 'He aimed his menacing, brooding dark brown eyes directly into her own scared blue ones.'
  3. 'Great rock fragments jutted out of the side, giving the castle an even more menacing look.'

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)

"people can be menacing in lights."

"people can be menacing."

"games can be menacing."

"figures can be menacing."

"stares can be menacing."

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Origin

(menace)