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 Dictionary entry overview: What does menacing mean? 

MENACING (adjective)
  The adjective MENACING has 1 sense:

1. threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments

  Familiarity information: MENACING used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

MENACING (adjective)

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Threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments


menacing; minacious; minatory; ominous; sinister; threatening; baleful; forbidding

Context examples:

a baleful look / forbidding thunderclouds / his tone became menacing / ominous rumblings of discontent / sinister storm clouds / a sinister smile / his threatening behavior / ugly black clouds / the situation became ugly


alarming (causing alarm or fear)

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