verb (used with object), men·aced, men·ac·ing.
verb (used without object), men·aced, men·ac·ing.
Origin of menace
Related Words for menacinglyseverely, sorely, badly, very, intensely, acutely, grievously, gravely, decidedly, quite, deplorably, distressingly, perilously, precariously, regrettably, threateningly
Examples from the Web for menacingly
Historical Examples of menacingly
"Pilot, you will be responsible for this if my prisoners escape," said Mr. Grab menacingly.Homeward Bound
James Fenimore Cooper
He stared his tall visitor up and down critically, menacingly.A Breath of Prairie and other stories
"There might be worse things for you to face," replied the man, menacingly.Jolly Sally Pendleton
Laura Jean Libbey
And conditions throughout the summer of 1886 had been menacingly unfavorable.Roosevelt in the Bad Lands
Alfred cocked his revolver and menacingly pointed it at him.The Boy Volunteers with the Submarine Fleet
Word Origin for menace
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.