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menacing

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmenacingmen‧ac‧ing /ˈmenəsɪŋ/ adjective  THREATENmaking you expect something unpleasant syn threatening dark menacing clouds a low menacing laugh His tone grew more menacing.see thesaurus at frighteningmenacingly adverb He moved towards her menacingly.
Examples from the Corpus
menacingVery polite but - well - sort of quietly menacing.There was something strange and rather menacing about the way she spoke.Within a few years he could have looked almost as menacing as he did six months ago.One of the guards gave a low, menacing laugh.Karpov is gradually building up the kind of position he likes with two bishops and a potentially menacing mass of central pawns.It was as if menacing music had been played in a film, accompanying a scene of innocent happiness.After the break Smith proved the menacing player for Stockton but he was well dealt with by a hard working Stockton defence.the dark, menacing skyThe house grew still but it was a menacing stillness, like that of a cat about to spring.The fraud is always more menacing than the real thing.This is the really menacing thing because in their obsession with proving themselves, they are pulling us all towards destruction.a deep, menacing voice
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