Thesaurus

menace

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of menace

  1. something that may cause injury or harm a loaded gun is a menace that this household doesn't need Synonyms of menace hazard, imminence, danger, peril, pitfall, risk, threat, troubleWords Related to menace snare, trap; booby trapNear Antonyms of menace guard, protection, safeguard, shield, ward; asylum, harbor, haven, refuge, retreat, shelter


menace

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of menace

  1. 1 to place in danger menaced the children by leaving them in the car unattended Synonyms of menace adventure, compromise, gamble (with), hazard, imperil, jeopard, jeopardize, endanger, peril, risk, ventureWords Related to menace intimidate, threaten; expose; subject; chance, wagerNear Antonyms of menace guard, protect, shelter, shield; preserve, resume, save

  2. 2 to remain poised to inflict harm, danger, or distress on stockpiles of nuclear weapons that continue to menace the inhabitants of this planet Synonyms of menace hang (over), hover (over), impend (over), threaten, overhangWords Related to menace endanger, hazard, imperil, jeopardize, peril



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up menace? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

of very fine texture or delicate form

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!