Synonym of menacing

Alternative for menacing

menaces, menaced, menacing

Synonym: threat,

Adjective

Bodeful of bad or unfortunate consequences
threatening ominous alarming frightening baleful intimidating minatory sinister black dangerous forbidding minacious brooding dire direful doomy fearsome foreboding glowering ill ill-boding inauspicious intimidatory looming mean-looking portentous terrifying thunderous bodeful louring warning approaching lowering overhanging scary grim hostile evil terrible gloomy dark unfavourable unfavorable dreadful bad fierce disturbing unpropitious horrible malignant horrifying frightful nasty fearful ghastly malevolent daunting unfriendly baneful malicious adverse horrendous hair-raising shocking venomous malefic hurtful pernicious formidable worrying unlucky spine-chilling ferocious aggressive unpleasant redoubtable malign poisonous severe heavy bitter chilling rough vicious disquieting unpromising spooky bleak creepy unnerving savage dour ugly dread wicked harmful injurious perilous maleficent unfortunate virulent inhospitable apocalyptic vindictive disadvantageous destructive clouded deleterious awful petrifying wild appalling deadly rugged angry monstrous harsh spiteful fateful eerie bullying disastrous detrimental damaging distressing cruel dismal cloudy stern hard furious ill-fated acrimonious raging noxious hazardous mischievous dismaying overcast austere unhealthy brutal ill-omened grave harrowing bloodcurdling prejudicial ruinous untoward hairy startling unwholesome serious nocuous violent calamitous dirty stark sombre scaring somber tough impending inimical turbulent painful hate-filled unsafe rancorous mean stormy evil-intentioned steely flinty scowling negative uninviting gruff leaden horrid minatorial ungentle disagreeable catastrophic hazy overclouded tumultuous devastating comminatory undesirable crippling inopportune unapproachable toxic subversive cataclysmic beclouded hazed critical wounding lethal antagonistic parlous vitriolic grey sinistrous upsetting promising rain incendiary tempestuous haunting undermining moody infelicitous terrorizing gray murderous feral glum macabre loury nightmarish sunless terrorising blustery foul uncontrollable morose eldritch gruesome squally unsettling howling windy abhorrent sulky inclement unsmiling fell fatal catty thundery intense sour frowning stony choppy prejudicious admonitory repulsive offensive odious hideous aloof stiff off-putting cold enraged boisterous roaring hateful murky stormful cancerous counterproductive dicey nocent premonitory nerve-racking blustering corrosive corrupting wintry life-threatening corroding cautionary darkened precarious storming annihilative eradicative extirpative suicidal horrific frigid clouded over doomful blood-curdling evil-looking barbaric resentful augural suggestive prophetic doomed dull woeful untamed cross wintery awesome barbarous near close upcoming forthcoming portending impendent lowery pessimistic brutish waspish eery fiendish sullen powerful suggestive of evil imposing unwelcoming significant risky viperous ghostly indignant aggrieved untimely awe-inspiring hellacious crabby at hand caustic ghoulish sober bloodthirsty disapproving tigerish fiery difficult volatile depressing gusty bestial restless surly grievous truculent perturbing unkind despiteful acute harassing ornery cussed disconcerting inexpedient bad-tempered grumpy cheerless torrid taxing ill-tempered cantankerous icy frosty frenzied intensive splenetic rainy spine-tingling repellent strait-laced smoggy mucky befogged sobering vaporous nubilous brumous grim-faced causing fear extreme dense dusky corruptive unhospitable imminent discouraging ferine troubled troubling uncomfortable precursive malificent presaging prescient unhappy traumatic backbiting jarring disheartening ill-starred overpowering overwhelming pressuring browbeating slanderous defamatory momentous foreshadowing spookish grotesque unchancy doom and gloom uncanny weird freaky predictive prognosticatory important crucial temperamental aggravated darkening grisly bone-chilling pulse-pounding wolfish predatory unearthly tragic shivery shuddery full of hate of evil intent strong strange disgusting all-powerful scathy lousy insidious imperilling imperiling afflictive exciting intriguing fated exhilarating extraordinary inspiring remarkable phenomenal destined thrilling poor impressive tremendous gross shuddersome blowy treacherous wretched unsuited cyclonic forceful sickening earnest grewsome raw inconvenient striking afraid massive blistering bumpy distant inapt unsuitable inappropriate unseasonable morbid storm-wracked vehement raining cats and dogs riproaring damp unsettled coming down explosive typhonic swirling almighty considerable strict crabbed churlish overbearing unfeeling grudging ill-suited chaotic volcanic exquisite solemn weighty arduous big strenuous toilsome peracute exacting punishing consequential excessive major grinding acid tart sharp acerbic bullyboy strong-arm tense resolute dreary biting razor-edged barbed astringent cutting annoyed vexed displeased irate irked piqued exasperated irritated tight-lipped crusty grouchy heavy-duty galled testy tetchy provoked irascible dodgy vile dim misty foggy belligerent outraged vituperative viperish toxicant dishonest perverse obnoxious blackhearted trying stressful nail-biting worrisome fraught anxious lethiferous pestiferous wrackful noisome insalubrious pestilential internecine wreckful sinful slaughterous desperate depraved uncivilised boot-faced nefarious villainous rowdy serpentine uncivilized abandoned claggy narky nebulous oppressive environmentally unfriendly dripping venom ratty full of spleen full of gall accidentally on purpose eggy stroppy shirty not fair not clear distressful agitating nervous uneasy boiling storm-tossed unruly ruthless rabid brute merciless unmerciful unrestrained disturbed annoying maddening panicky exasperating gut-wrenching aggravating irritating irksome anxious-making impetuous callous heartless convulsive delirious pitiless incessive inhumane cutthroat remorseless raving sadistic beastly inhuman undomesticated rough-and-tumble hellish frantic infuriated crazed mad butcherly rapacious animalistic primitive biffo aggers atrocious lurid unspeakable abominable loathsome revolting terrific heinous repugnant nightmare execrable detestable outrageous from hell godawful insufferable nauseating demoralizing supernatural mysterious unnatural unutterable abysmal suspenseful distasteful demoralising indescribable spectral abnormal unreal other-worldly freakish dispiriting unpalatable electrifying shadowy preternatural breathtaking hair-curling astounding sepulchral funereal obscene sick lamentable egregious grody deplorable nerve-wracking phantom ghostlike objectionable unappealing discomforting unattractive dreaded unsightly surprising rum bizarre phantasmal phantasmic gory stunning astonishing amazing staggering haunted miserable perplexing troublesome displeasing shady nauseous shameful stupefying vexing melancholic poignant melancholy depressive sad rotten unpleasing ethereal white-knuckle despicable hopeless sublime repellant bewildering regrettable unwelcome inexpressible adrenaline-charged roller-coaster devilish gripping feared rip-roaring exhilarant rousing Kafkaesque unsavoury unappetizing anxiety-inducing bothersome stirring stimulating awkward embarrassing taboo discommoding nightmarey phantasmagorical much-feared terribly bad very bad discomposing barro distracting cliff-hanging rebarbative onerous lou scandalous extraterrestrial causing excitement disgraceful heart-pounding mighty disgustful loathly alien unsavory challenging fazing untold undescribable punk unthinkable unmentionable crying pressing gut-churning sick-making invincible commanding doughty indomitable icky frozen gnarly deeply distressing urgent heartstopping inconceivable unbelievable anxiety provoking drastic not of this world wraithlike disappointing rancid fulsome demonic diabolical twisted valiant unimaginable unexpected irretrievable mephitical irritable agonizing testing galling agonising revulsive frustrating unamusing uncongenial distressed like death warmed up ineffable contemptible glaring unpardonable abject unforgivable demoniac heavenly hyperphysical mystic magical chronic exigent misshapen malformed brave courageous unforeseen jaw-dropping oppressing heartbreaking too horrible for words indescribably bad beyond description undefinable indescribably wicked indescribably evil beyond words inexcusable much-dreaded unhandsome unbeautiful distorted ill-favored homely teratoid unpretty mutant miscreated shapeless deformed unlovely uncomely insubstantial illusory sudden jolting dumbfounding flabbergasting dumfounding eye-opening blindsiding dramatic otherworldly eidolic apparitional holy divine cadaverous deathlike spiritual corpselike wraithy wan pale indistinct vampiric ill-favoured odd queer curious dispirited desolate superstitious peculiar paranormal fantastic crawly tenebrous drab mirthless lugubrious drear mournful dingy God-awful death-obsessed

Adjective

Suggesting imminent harm
black brewing dark heavy impending looming louring portentous bodeful imminent ugly in the wind approaching coming forthcoming near close threatening at hand upon us about to happen on the way in the air in the pipeline in the offing on the horizon on the cards just around the corner upcoming nearing pending gathering proximate oncoming in store overhanging handwriting-on-the-wall looming large to come see it coming in the cards in prospect in the wings hovering portending awaiting close at hand ominous future waiting to looking to in the near future nigh fast approaching anticipated expected fast-approaching near-at-hand inevasible inevitable likely expectant probable unavoidable immediate following next inescapable ineluctable unescapable possible coming up in view on its way on the agenda just round the corner on the verge in the stars prospective subsequent ensuing eventual advancing later succeeding on tap downstream consequent resulting planned potential on hand successive about to be latter down the line down the pike down the road considered coming soon awaited destined near at hand -to-be subsequential consecutive proposed coming after next off soon-to-be directly after coming next drawing near on us to be yet to come scheduled afoot approximating short-term onrushing arriving in the works convergent likely to happen happening soon supplied predestined fated round the corner foreseeable emerging contemplated appearing rising moving closer in sight nearly on us in preparation intended ultimate around the corner due hoped-for intending would-be aspiring looked-for unborn converging progressing extended presumptive designate long-term near-term promised latent in the making after successional up-and-coming en route over the long term gaining upon almost on one getting near resultant posterior consequential postliminary pursuing succedent sequential running sequent supervenient late serial later on in line following after on the trot next up

Adjective

Dangerous or perilous
jeopardous hazardous perilous risky unsafe chancy precarious speculative insecure threatening hairy unhealthy serious delicate treacherous venturesome parlous bad thorny ticklish exposed nasty touchy deadly critical adventurous dangersome fatal venturous viperous alarming breakneck dynamite formidable heavy hot impending impregnable loaded malignant mortal portentous pressing queasy serpentine shaky terrible ugly unstable urgent vulnerable wicked touch-and-go on collision course dangerous grave jeopardizing grievous dicey jeopardising uncertain unsound dodgy gnarly difficult fraught with danger touch and go on thin ice tricky high-risk desperate problematic iffy terrifying unsteady playing with fire at risk unpredictable unsure sticky defenceless slippery rocky destructive harmful defenseless Russian roulette hanging by a thread in danger in jeopardy exigent lethal haphazard shonky ominous endangered wide-open long shot on slippery ground out on a limb death-defying rugged extreme life-threatening threatened toxic unreliable injurious unprotected explosive tottering on a limb rickety untrustworthy erratic open to attack fearsome undependable wobbly problematical awkward sensitive unchancy knotty prickly tricksy tough catchy spiny dubious capricious unsettled embarrassing reckless daredevil scary fluctuant dire acute very bad incalculable taxing doubtful peracute profound egregious life-and-death in the balance unsecured not secure not stable hanging in the balance charged tense on a slippery slope built on sand overwrought volatile unpleasant painful worrying inflammable barro uncomfortable discomforting anxious strained laborious operose strenuous rough hard combustible stressful volcanic complicated knife-edge highly charged nerve-racking complex involved convoluted vexed quirky intricate perplexing fiddly

Adjective

Menacing
wolfish greedy predatory rapacious fierce insatiable lascivious lecherous ravenous savage voracious avaricious edacious gluttonous leering lupine lustful wolflike wolfy ravening hoggish piggish swinish esurient gannet-like insatiate covetous piggy unquenchable avid devouring hungry gutsy unappeasable acquisitive prodigious grasping intemperate uncontrollable eager keen gourmandizing ferocious desirous gourmand gormandizing gorging starving starved wolven plant have eyes bigger than one's stomach self-indulgent excessive ventripotent vulturous exploitative vulturine uncontrolled omnivorous with eyes bigger than one's stomach compulsive enthusiastic never full craving mercenary dog-hungry empty gross sating grabby usurious marauding plundering materialistic moneygrubbing coveting preying extortionate very hungry starved to death money-grubbing murderous furious quenchless unslakable inappeasable inextinguishable wanting importunate yearning desiring clamorous pressing urgent unsatisfiable insistent unsatisfied exigent crying limitless demanding never satisfied unable to be satisfied selfish gobbling guzzling close close-fisted grudging carnivorous gulping peckish famished unfed hollow hungering half-starved sharp-set dying of hunger faint from lack of food ready to eat a horse starving to death flying light could eat a horse having the munchies vicious dirty filthy mean squalid brutish sordid unclean insatiat rude crude undernourished malnourished boorish underfed deprived of food prehensile pennypinching itchy parsimonious miserly penurious stingy tight tight-fisted consuming powerful intense flaming overwhelming annihilatory corrosive passionate famishing food-deprived dying from hunger craving food faint from hunger got the munchies in a fasted state able to eat a horse feeling faint from hunger on empty stomach dying from lack of food with one's stomach thinking one's throat's cut

Adjective

Not friendly
unfriendly hostile antagonistic cold disagreeable chilly sour surly aloof distant inimical unsympathetic cool frosty inhospitable misanthropic uncongenial unsociable aggressive antisocial frigid ill-natured unamicable unneighbourly unpleasant unaffable unkind unsocial unwelcoming quarrelsome reserved stand-offish unapproachable withdrawn disdainful haughty impersonal indifferent nasty severe stern stiff supercilious uncommunicative unforthcoming adversarial adversary antipathetic antiseptic arctic brittle chill clammy cold-blooded cold-eyed coldish discourteous frozen gelid glacial hard-eyed icy impolite jaundiced mortal negative obnoxious rude uncivil uncordial ungracious unmannerly wintery wintry cross ill-disposed Olympian starchy acrimonious against censorious combative competitive conflicting contrary disaffected estranged grouchy grudging gruff hateful malicious malignant opposed opposite spiteful uncharitable unneighborly unpromising vengeful warlike not on speaking terms remote standoffish detached unresponsive offish unbending asocial formal unclubbable standoff unemotional dry forbidding solitary reticent buttoned-up undemonstrative austere dispassionate unfeeling reclusive unenthusiastic emotionless taciturn unconcerned passionless stony opposing restrained introverted lukewarm wooden averse uninterested anti retiring guarded secretive incurious hard apathetic offhand uncompanionable uppity silent cold-hearted stuffy shy quiet private down on unamiable unloving unfavourable uninvolved off unfavorable introvert close diffident eremitic self-contained constrained annoyed offended impudent impertinent procacious insolent agin conventional laconic snobbish media-shy closemouthed cold as ice close-mouthed tight-lipped at odds retired set against malevolent dead set against off-putting cynical unreceptive uncooperative steely repellent fierce abstracted phlegmatic affectless suspicious preoccupied inapproachable confrontational distrustful proud inaccessible snooty impassive disobliging ungregarious incompatible short demure uptight hesitant ceremonious laid back self-restrained allergic cautious stuck-up stuck up rigid resistant prim inflexible putting on airs backward dumb muted reluctant strait-laced keeping people at arm's length eremetic stilted at variance oppugnant at odds with dissenting from in disagreement with at variance with on the warpath unsavoury harsh objectionable unattractive ungenial malign avoidant ungenerous unlikeable tough grim half-hearted tepid introspective discouraging stolid xenophobic unhappy depressing unmoved unaffectionate contained contemptuous withering seclusive iced abhorrent mean heartless bad-tempered mopey mopish unenthused brusque flinty sober cheerless superior unsmiling passive nongregarious brooding scowling spiritless ill-tempered unsavory callous hardhearted stoic numb stoical impassible lifeless stony-hearted casual removed disinterested alienated insensitive lofty cold-shoulder belligerent discreet adverse laid-back contentious ascetic hermitlike oppositional independent hard-hearted thick-skinned hard-boiled on ice adversative accusatorial argumentative isolated cold fish lone wolf insular loveless hermitic hermit-like hermitical acting in opposition unrevealing unwilling to mix with other people pompous ungainly sceptical unaccommodating non-communicative self-sufficient all alone staid exact precise mute unhelpful correct proper untalkative tongue-tied unconversational secret mum loath unwilling disinclined inhumane pessimistic affected starched uncompromising unamenable obstructive speechless tight-mouthed wordless curt dark clamlike seemly official serious mumchance unreasonable difficult unobliging selfish hating egoistic sarcastic sardonic egotistical narrow-minded misanthropical polite evasive mom hush-hush modest indisposed straight arrow by the numbers stiff-necked at a loss for words businesslike skeptical inhibited timid shrinking self-effacing on the QT dried up buttoned up clammed up unyielding uneager perverse fromward afraid disliking unsentimental mild soft-spoken peaceful sedate composed placid bashful gentle serene noncommittal collected insociable arrogant neutral matter-of-fact self-controlled hostile to antagonistic to resistant to antipathetic to ill-disposed to opposed to cussed incongruous clashing bureaucratic clinical inhuman mean-looking having no use for unfavourably disposed to put on airs bloody-minded discordant featureless uncolored strictly business straight impartial depersonalised faceless candid cold turkey unpassioned colorless careful soulless depersonalized gray colourless grey equal measured nondiscriminatory abstract anonymous poker-faced monolithic antithetical different dissimilar disparate variant polar inconsistent inharmonious contradictory dissonant irreconcilable discrepant mutually exclusive irresoluble poles apart diametrically opposed coy unassertive unassuming sheepish humble meek timorous recessive controlled calm self-conscious embarrassed unconfident insecure close-lipped apprehensive unexpressive wary mousy moderate unpretentious nervous temperate unobtrusive conservative tightlipped sententious incommunicable blushing incommunicative fearful sparing uncommunicable chary down-to-earth cagey considerate hushed thoughtful circumspect unpresuming prudent repressed unassured inarticulate unspeaking cool, calm and collected judicious unruffled unflappable chaste unexcitable nice prudish aw-shucks decorous subdued imperturbable simple reasonable zipped uneasy voiceless abashed dour steady lowly tactful skittish shamefaced self-possessed tentative priggish unostentatious withdrawing sensible politic dried-up uncurious level-headed unaffected nonchalant square pure alert heedful rabbity rational gingerly safe deadpan tranquil virginal virtuous watchful vigilant decent attentive calculating flat balanced dummied up unsure disciplined in check unimpassioned mannered not talkative inward-looking faint-hearted strained lost for words awkward cloistered maidenly diplomatic soft enigmatic unpretending deep recluse coquettish under control still uncomfortable kittenish inconspicuous prissy secluded unboastful courteous anchoritic eremitical mim insensible puritanical niminy-piminy fogeyish leery overmodest lone old-fashioned equable plain solemn insouciant spacey dumbstruck of few words dumbfounded untroubled expressionless toneless hollow dead blank bland vacant objective bottled up ill at ease hardened strict unexpansive spaced-out playing one's cards close to one's chest prim and proper pococurante out of it discriminating observant precautious nowhere immovable nonemotional self-centred fuddy-duddy with reservations stick-in-the-mud easy even self-centered warm nonvocal struck dumb on the lookout with eyes peeled of the old school levelheaded soundless saying nothing not saying boo unable to get a word out stony-eyed unexcessive bereft of speech not given to excesses unextreme unnatural forced costive sullen frustrated deliberate tamed restricted limited vestal unsullied undefiled contrived laboured artificial girlish doubtful socially inhibited camera-shy arch flirtatious retreated aseptic kind punctilious sequestered genuine natural hung up immaculate intact self-doubting uncertain stodgy docile ashamed ingenuous ordinary artless unambitious apologetic respectful indrawn low-pitched low muffled hushful low-keyed simpering outside dubious blenching flinching unpoised low-key unaggressive contemplative self-interested pensive self-absorbed unnoticeable low-profile labored not forward monastic cowering weak-kneed trembling quaking cool-headed hard-headed not forthcoming complacent perfunctory unimposing ruminative meditative reflective inner-directed unagitated uninquiring zipped one's lips have tight chops lacking courage easily frightened unimpressionable unfazed inscrutable secluse hermetic keeping a low profile hesitating wavering ladylike respectable unprejudiced uncommitted unbiased cryptic wise strategic obdurate inexpressive listless coldhearted marble uncompassionate blah self-deprecating free from vanity hiding one's light under a bushel wouldn't say boo to a goose innocent pokerfaced wimpish mousey yellow gutless tremulous chicken fainthearted scary fearsome yellow-bellied sissy trepidatious resigned undercover backstairs covert sly furtive feline mysterious intelligent judgmatical judgmatic discerning stable tolerant regular silentious unheard unimpressible insusceptible goody-goody old-maidish buttoning up clamming up hidden mum's the word tight chops zipping one's lips buttoning one's lip shut away shocked sagacious softly-softly kid-glove delicate lenient abstinent peaceable straight-faced indurated inexcitable astounded under wraps inobtrusive nonaggressive corked up in charge chilled on a leash in control of yourself closed up in private in chambers in privacy earnest aghast dazed thunderstruck amazed awake civil worldly-wise faint cowardly shuddering recreant poor-spirited frightened scared considered not excessive compromising lonely alone dependable settled reliable in the background in the dark sober-minded benign even-tempered sobersided gobsmacked flabbergasted companionless shell-shocked along for the ride going with the flow rolling with the punches on lookout having foresight not rash dumbstricken obmutescent playing your cards close to your chest mature anxious troubled friendless unaccompanied knocked for six cool as cucumber astonished aphonic hit for six like a clam poised responsible sound carefree secure restless tense discomposed edgy unsettled unperturbed blithe lonesome good full of common sense well balanced calculable serious-minded unswerving having both feet on the ground medium comfortable checked regulated constant curbed relaxed perturbed unrelaxed bothered nervy jittery antsy mindful provident aware special one-off sole unique singular one only unworried deadly musty conformist suspecting scrupulous shrewd forethoughtful unquiet discomforted disquieted discomfited devil-may-care happy-go-lucky humourless fusty by itself unanxious old-fogeyish keeping a weather eye on all ears walking on egg shells thinking twice keeping on one's toes handling with kid gloves on your guard belt-and-braces watching one's step watching out walking on eggs on your toes taking it slow playing safe hedging one's bets on the qui vive on guard on the watch with one's eyes peeled genteel narrow magisterial fetid straitlaced important self-important hot bloated humorless puffy foetid Victorian smug smoky smelly careless lighthearted slaphappy gay lightsome oblivious debonair doubting unattended forsaken sui generis out-of-the-way particular deserted lacking social skills by oneself on edge stag separate lorn on its own verecund blushful recoiling nonplussed unbothered not bothered forgetful feckless inattentive lackadaisical blind supine deaf without a care in the world at ease not giving a toss heedless undisturbed negligent undaunted easily embarrassed non-committal as dry as dust vague overcareful canny overcautious

Adjective

Contrary to the laws and customs of society, in a way that causes annoyance and disapproval in others

Adjective

Certain to be or do something
destined fated certain foreordained ordained bound doomed meant predestined preordained predetermined assured designed foredoomed guaranteed intended sure brewing closed coming compelled compulsory condemned directed forthcoming impending ineluctable inescapable inevitable inexorable instant looming near overhanging predesigned sealed settled stated threatening unavoidable very likely in the wind nailed on at hand hanging over in prospect in store in the air to come in the cards que sera sera that will be written in the cards that is to be way the ball bounces expected imminent ineludible unescapable anticipated planned unpreventable necessary required sure to happen bound to happen in the bag set predictable proposed calculated scheduled determined prospective future prearranged pre-elected fixed predicted ineliminable in the offing slated envisioned advised automatic mandatory natural undeniable impreventable unalterable promised projected due clear inevasible targeted arranged to be anticipated to be expected hoped-for asked for pinned counted on wished-for determinist foreseen deterministic prophesied prophesized predestinated prejudged meant to be obvious patent manifest appointed returnless infallible inerrant mapped out in advance definite trusted out of one's hands all sewn up doubtless nailed-on decided by fate in the stars next likely to be assured of doing something approaching ultimate nearing upcoming up and coming oncoming just around the corner in the course of time advancing pending close awaited proximate unfolding in preparation close at hand resulting on us supplied on the horizon on the way about to happen in the pipeline on the cards purposed foreseeable decreed reliable obligatory fateful prescribed unfailing decided irrevocable effective binding dependable irresistible agreed without recourse all locked up for sure for certain no ifs ands or buts certain to happen open and shut preset pre-agreed pre-planned pre-decided preplanned pre-established cut and dried set up programmed encoded established in advance premeditated foredestined arranged in advance precogitated forethought decided beforehand deliberate

Verb

Present participle for to expose to danger or the risk of loss
bullying intimidating threatening alarming frightening scaring terrorising terrorizing browbeating adventuring compromising endangering hazarding imperilling imperiling jeoparding jeopardising jeopardizing periling risking venturing cowing terrifying bothering chilling chillin gambling with impending looming lowering portending spooking tormenting issuing threats to leaning on picking on pushing around uttering threats to whipping around putting heat on scaring hell out of putting at risk exposing exposing to danger putting in jeopardy putting in danger chancing gambling harming injuring damaging posing a threat to doing harm to leaving vulnerable putting on the line staking betting wagering laying open prejudicing daring jeopardying speculating laying on the line playing with fire skating on thin ice taking a plunge driving a nail into the coffin of laying bare leaving defenseless undermining weakening implicating making vulnerable subjecting to loss placing in danger making liable selling out putting under suspicion leaving to luck running the chance running the risk going out of one's depth hanging by a thread leaping before looking running the risk of braving challenging assaying taking the liberty taking the liberty of sticking one's neck out going out on a limb taking a crack at sticking your neck out gambling on experimenting with having a fling at making a stab at guessing suggesting asking proposing supposing trying submitting presuming taking a chance going for broke taking a chance with throwing out going out on limb exposing to risk leaving unprotected subjecting to tempting fate

Verb

Present participle for to deter or cause to feel fear, especially by threats of violence
intimidating threatening bullying pressuring scaring terrifying browbeating frightening harassing cowing daunting domineering hounding pressurising pressurizing subduing terrorising terrorizing harrying oppressing persecuting tyrannising tyrannizing bulldozing coercing hectoring railroading dragooning forcing obliging unnerving awing aweing buffaloing bullyragging compelling overawing riding ruffling tormenting affrighting badgering blackjacking blustering bogarting constraining enforcing spooking steamrollering appalling bludgeoning plaguing leaning on strong-arming mau-mauing pushing about pushing around picking on scaring off twisting someone's arm using strong-arm tactics on scaring the bejesus out of subjugating nagging overbearing riding roughshod over alarming mistreating baiting teasing heckling victimizing goading bossing about bossing around pushing dominating abusing pestering despotizing victimising brutalising brutalizing walking heavy vandalizing barbarizing chivvying worrying castigating irritating swaggering hassling annoying antagonizing taunting chivying antagonising vandalising lording it over putting heat on twisting somebody's arm petrifying putting through the wringer putting the chill on pressing hustling brainwashing prodding persuading influencing maltreating distressing aggrieving bringing pressure to bear on frighting scarifying startling alaruming panicking shocking horrifying manhandling overpowering misusing overwhelming striking terror into striking terror in dismaying upsetting mishandling torturing prevailing on using pressure on acting on putting pressure on press-ganging fast-talking putting the screws on turning on the heat working on riding roughshod putting the squeeze on putting under an obligation warning filling with terror inspiring panic in putting the frighteners on ill-treating fulminating forewarning admonishing scowling blackmailing cautioning growling comminating snarling making it hot for someone scaring to death frightening out of your wits putting the fear of God into making things hot for someone treating harshly kicking around ill-using putting down playing the heavy with walking all over messing over threatening to harm flexing muscles threatening to kill making threats to making threats against looking daggers making threat issuing threats to shaking fist at

Verb

Present participle for to obligate to do something
forcing compelling driving making pressuring coercing constraining obliging pressing impelling necessitating dragooning pressurising pressurizing railroading strong-arming browbeating obligating overcoming pushing steamrollering urging blackjacking bludgeoning bullying causing charging impressing muscling sandbagging terrorising terrorizing bulldozing commanding demanding enforcing foisting imposing occasioning ordering applying binding blackmailing burdening choking concussing conscripting contracting enjoining insisting moving obtruding requiring urging by force using duress on using force on exerting force on bearing down bringing pressure to bear on pinning down putting the bite on tightening the screws on twisting someone's arm bearing hard on press-ganging putting screws to putting squeeze on using strong-arm tactics on putting the squeeze on putting the screws on bringing pressure to bear upon intimidating prevailing on inducing putting up to having badgering harassing hectoring effecting hounding imposing on putting the heat on turning the screw on tightening the screw on turning the screws on prevailing upon brainwashing threatening influencing squeezing hindering putting pressure on working on hustling suppressing using pressure on bouncing cowing fast-talking besetting acting on repressing restricting shotgunning having someone do something leaning on twisting one's arm putting under an obligation high pressuring forcing somebody's hand twisting somebody's arm putting the arm on making an offer they can't refuse restraining exacting extorting cracking down insisting on committing indebting astricting persuading actuating leaving someone no option applying pressure making indebted pressurizing into coercing into bullying into bludgeoning into dragooning into browbeating into intimidating into terrorizing into making necessary throwing weight around turning on the heat putting the chill on leaving someone no option but to commandeering inciting dictating goading whipping exerting expecting wresting invoking spurring making compulsory forcing upon

Antonym of menacing

menacing Idiom, Proverb

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