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See definition of menace on Dictionary.com
  • noundanger; pest
  • verbbother, frighten

synonyms for menace

  • hazard
  • peril
  • plague
  • risk
  • threat
  • annoyance
  • caution
  • commination
  • intimidation
  • jeopardy
  • nuisance
  • scare
  • thunder
  • trouble
  • troublemaker
  • warning
See also synonyms for: menaced / menacing
  • terrorize
  • intimidate
  • jeopardize
  • imperil
  • endanger
  • threaten
  • lower
  • peril
  • risk
  • impend
  • alarm
  • hazard
  • portend
  • loom
  • compromise
  • overhang
  • spook
  • torment
  • chill
  • scare
  • browbeat
  • bully
  • bad-eye
  • lean on
  • push around
  • put heat on
  • scare hell out of
  • whip around
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antonyms for menace

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  • certainty
  • safety
  • surety
  • comfort
  • delight
  • happiness
  • pleasure
  • aid
  • assistance
  • help
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The country seems obsessed with imposing, bluff-fronted SUVs and trucks these days, and the Highlander conforms to this trend, albeit with less implicit menace than others have achieved.
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The energy swelled, ideas improved, and the menace returned.
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Now the counterterrorism apparatus has to shift its aim to a new menace, one that is more opaque and diffuse than Islamist networks, experts said.
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If they knock off the Tampa Bay Buccaneers next weekend, it’ll be because Sean Payton understood his team had shifted away from a points machine under Brees to a defensive menace.
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Wildfires in the West, hurricanes around the world, and an increasingly volatile climate were already a menace as the overheated Earth continued to run a fever.
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The menace of a thunder-cloud approached as in his childhood's dream; disaster lurked behind the quiet outer show.
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It was clear to every thinking man, American or European, that the control of such a formidable body was a menace to peace.
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When vicious animals are kept for any purpose and are a menace to human beings they are a nuisance.
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I dare not envy many a man:Who runs his life-race well; Whose brave, undaunted peasant bloodDeath's menace cannot quell.
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The worst cases we have are girls, and it is quite clear some of them are an absolute menace.
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