verb (used with object), men·aced, men·ac·ing.
verb (used without object), men·aced, men·ac·ing.
Origin of menace
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Historical Examples of unmenacing
No more ostentatiously unimpressive and unmenacing demonstration could have been devised.The Myth of a Guilty Nation
Albert Jay Nock
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.