menace

[men-is]
noun
1.
something that threatens to cause evil, harm, injury, etc.; a threat: Air pollution is a menace to health.
2.
a person whose actions, attitudes, or ideas are considered dangerous or harmful: When he gets behind the wheel of a car, he's a real menace.
3.
an extremely annoying person.
verb (used with object), menaced, menacing.
4.
to utter or direct a threat against; threaten.
5.
to serve as a probable threat to; imperil.
verb (used without object), menaced, menacing.
6.
to express or serve as a threat.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English < Middle French < Latin minācia, equivalent to mināc- (stem of mināx) jutting out, threatening + -ia -ia

menacer, noun
menacingly, adverb
nonmenacing, adjective
premenace, noun, verb (used with object), premenaced, premenacing.
unmenaced, adjective
unmenacing, adjective
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menace (ˈmɛnɪs)
 
vb
1.  to threaten with violence, danger, etc
 
n
2.  literary a threat or the act of threatening
3.  something menacing; a source of danger
4.  informal a nuisance
 
[C13: ultimately related to Latin minax threatening, from mināri to threaten]
 
'menacer
 
n
 
'menacing
 
adj
 
'menacingly
 
adv

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menace
c.1300, "declaration of hostile intent," also "act of threatening," from O.Fr. menace, from V.L. minacia "threat, menace," sing. of L. minaciæ "threatening things," from minax (gen. minacis) "threatening," from minari "threaten, jut, project," from minæ "threats, projecting points." Applied
to persons from 1936. The verb is attested from c.1300. Related: Menaced; menacing; menacingly.
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Example sentences
There is the grim undertaker who rolls his eyes menacingly.
Indeed, the tinderbox city at the heart of the matter is fizzling ever more
  menacingly.
They mark the area with urine, roar menacingly to warn intruders, and chase off
  animals that encroach on their turf.
Dig deeper, though, and the outline of a confined proprietary system seems to
  lurk menacingly in the shadows.
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