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a. A possible danger; a threat: a careless driver who was a menace to public safety.
b. The quality of being threatening: a hint of menace in his voice.
2. A troublesome or annoying person: considered her little brother to be a menace.
tr.v. men·aced, men·ac·ing, men·ac·es
To constitute a threat to; endanger: Rome was menaced by invading armies.

[Middle English manace, from Old French, from Late Latin minācia, sing. of Latin mināciae, threats, menaces, from mināx, mināc-, threatening, from minārī, to threaten, from minae, threats; see men- in Indo-European roots.]

men′ac·er n.
men′ac·ing·ly adv.
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Adv.1.menacingly - in a menacing mannermenacingly - in a menacing manner; "the voice at the other end of the line dropped menacingly"
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[ˈmenɪsɪŋlɪ] ADVde modo amenazador


advdrohend; …, he said menacingly…, sagte er mit drohender Stimme


[ˈmɛnɪsɪŋlɪ] advminacciosamente


(ˈmenəs) noun
1. something likely to cause injury, damage etc. Traffic is a menace on narrow roads.
2. a threat or show of hostility. His voice was full of menace.
to threaten. menaced by danger.
ˈmenacing adjective
threatening to harm. a menacing weapon.
ˈmenacingly adverb
References in classic literature ?
But, there were other echoes, from a distance, that rumbled menacingly in the corner all through this space of time.
The boy and the ape growled menacingly in chorus and the carnivore moved on.
As I approached, the monster lifted its glaring eyes to mine, its lips went trembling back from its red-stained teeth, and it growled menacingly.
roared Trudolyubov, losing patience and turning menacingly to me.
Meanwhile Ulysses, as long as his arrows lasted, had been shooting the suitors one by one, and they fell thick on one another: when his arrows gave out, he set the bow to stand against the end wall of the house by the door post, and hung a shield four hides thick about his shoulders; on his comely head he set his helmet, well wrought with a crest of horse-hair that nodded menacingly above it,
On his comely head he set his helmet, well-wrought, with a crest of horse-hair that nodded menacingly above it, and he grasped a redoubtable spear that suited his hands.
We will begin at the time when the subject of the Colonies first showed a tendency to creep menacingly into the daily chit-chat of his Uncle Frederick.
Aglaya looked menacingly at her laughing sisters, but could not contain herself any longer, and the next minute she too had burst into an irrepressible, and almost hysterical, fit of mirth.
But the guns remained loaded, the loopholes in blockhouses and entrenchments looked out just as menacingly, and the unlimbered cannon confronted one another as before.
Numa lay in his path and as Tarzan approached growled menacingly.
Once at the foot of the ridge, they came cautiously to their feet, and, bent half-double, advanced silently upon the unconscious white man, their heavy war-clubs swinging menacingly in their brawny hands.
admonished the newcomer, his straight brows gathered in an ominous frown and the point of his longsword playing menacingly before the eyes of the kaldane.