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It is a revolutionary story, which threatens to upend the world as we know it.

Manhattanites are concerned that a decade of Bloombergian rent increases now threatens their venerable dining scene.

Obstinate Pierre refuses to care about anything, even when a passing lion threatens to eat him.

But in Syria, where Shia are a minority, a post-ISIS future threatens to freeze Iran out.

Equally important, the diminution of the middle orders threatens one of the historic sources of economic vitality and innovation.

The legal framework of the State and of obedience to the law in which industrial society is set threatens to break asunder.

The attempt at social change threatens a social revolution in which the whole elaborate mechanism would burst into fragments.

Gee Gee threatens to take 89 my standing up with Mr. Sharp if I dont do well, too.

Less can be said to justify the extravagant language in which Almanzor threatens his enemies, and vaunts his own importance.

But on the other hand, Magazines are forming, troops marching, in a style which threatens Gibraltar.


On this page you'll find 76 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to threatens, such as: intimidate, menace, scare, portend, forewarn, and caution.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.