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menacing

[ men-i-sing ]
/ ˈmɛn ɪ sɪŋ /
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adjective
expressing or serving as a menace or threat: his menacing glare;menacing language.
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Origin of menacing

First recorded in 1350–1400; menace + -ing2

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See ominous.

OTHER WORDS FROM menacing

men·ac·ing·ly, adverbnon·men·ac·ing, adjectiveun·men·ac·ing, adjective
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