verb (used with object), men·aced, men·ac·ing.
verb (used without object), men·aced, men·ac·ing.
Origin of menace
Examples from the Web for menacingly
He muttered yet menacingly to himself, then his head fell on his breast, his eyes closed, and with a deep sigh he fell asleep.Almayer's Folly|Joseph Conrad
"Milor, the matter admits of no settlement," said the Breton menacingly, rising from his chair.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
Bradshaw lapsed again into sullenness until Byng moved toward him menacingly.Fighting Byng|A. Stone
Again raising his weapon, the correspondent pointed it menacingly at the nearest "dug-out" on the other side.Captured at Tripoli|Percy F. Westerman
He went toward him slowly, menacingly, with his strong fingers working with desire to clutch his shrinking throat.In Old Kentucky|Edward Marshall and Charles T. Dazey
British Dictionary definitions for menacingly
Word Origin for menace
Word Origin and History for menacingly (1 of 2)
c.1300, "declaration of hostile intent," also "act of threatening," from Old French menace "menace, threat" (9c.), from Vulgar Latin minacia "threat, menace" (also source of Spanish amenaza, Italian minaccia), singular of Latin minaciæ "threatening things," from minax (genitive minacis) "threatening," from minari "threaten, jut, project," from minæ "threats, projecting points," from PIE root *men- (2) "to project." Applied to persons from 1936.