In this complicated struggle, the stakes have been upped as weapons have made a menacing appearance.
The split second break in that menacing circle saved my life.
As menacing as those automatic rifles were, I felt the Somalis were bluffing.
Tyson was always seen as a menacing, violent, fascinating creature thanks to his devastating power in the ring.
In that hulking mug shot is a man who weighs 265 pounds and sports a menacing Fu Manchu goatee.
One or two of the dogs awoke and ran at him with a menacing air.
To the north lies Thunder Mountain, wall-sided and menacing.
"Surrender Doa Clara to me," he said, in a low and menacing voice.
"You won't do anything of the kind," said Chip, quietly—too quietly not to be menacing.
Ulysses drew his great sword, and held it over her with menacing eyes.
c.1300, "declaration of hostile intent," also "act of threatening," from Old French menace "menace, threat" (9c.), from Vulgar Latin minacia "threat, menace" (also source of Spanish amenaza, Italian minaccia), singular of Latin minaciæ "threatening things," from minax (genitive minacis) "threatening," from minari "threaten, jut, project," from minæ "threats, projecting points," from PIE root *men- (2) "to project." Applied to persons from 1936.