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menacing

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of menacing

  1. 1 being or showing a sign of evil or calamity to come warns that the emergence of new viruses is one of the most menacing developments we face Synonyms of menacing baleful, dire, direful, doomy, foreboding, ill, ill-boding, inauspicious, ominous, minatory, portentous, sinister, threateningWords Related to menacing black, bleak, cheerless, chill, Cimmerian, cloudy, cold, comfortless, dark, darkening, depressing, depressive, desolate, dim, disconsolate, dismal, drear, dreary, dreich [chiefly Scottish], elegiac (also elegiacal), forlorn, funereal, gloomy, glum, godforsaken, gray (also grey), lonely, lonesome, lugubrious, miserable, morbid, morose, murky, plutonian, saturnine, sepulchral, somber (or sombre), sullen, sunless, tenebrific, tenebrous, wretched; discouraging, disheartening, hopeless, unfavorable, unpromising, unpropitious; ill-fated, ill-starred, star-crossed, troubled, unfortunate, unlucky; evil, malign, malignantNear Antonyms of menacing auspicious, benign, bright, encouraging, favorable, golden, heartening, hopeful, promising, propitious, prosperousAntonyms of menacing unthreatening

  2. 2 involving potential loss or injury fears that the unemployment rate may be reaching menacing proportions Synonyms of menacing grave, grievous, hazardous, jeopardizing, dangerous, parlous, perilous, risky, serious, threatening, unhealthy, unsafe, venturesomeWords Related to menacing dicey, insecure, precarious, treacherous, uncertain; ultrahazardous; chance, haphazard, random; distressing, sickening, unpleasant; ugly, wicked; adverse, bad, baleful, baneful, deleterious, detrimental, evil, harmful, hurtful, ill, inimical, injurious, malignant, nasty, noxious, pernicious, pestilent; deadly, deathly, destructive, dire, fatal, fateful, fell, killer, lethal, mortal, murderousNear Antonyms of menacing advantageous, beneficial, good; ultrasafeAntonyms of menacing harmless, innocent, innocuous, nonhazardous, nonthreatening, safe, unthreatening


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