menacing menacing  /ˈmɛ nə sɪŋ/


  • (adj) threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments


  1. Add in group founder Eazy-E's oddly menacing high-pitched snarl, and support from MC Ren and DJ Yella and it made for a true gang-bangin' all-star team.
  2. Along with Luke, Darth Vader will be back, as menacing as ever, as will Princess Leia, Han Solo, the Wookie Chewbacca and computerdom's cutest robots, Artoo Detoo and Threepio.
  3. And those menacing the shorelines are simply the outriders of giant shoals that marine biologists have identified hovering between Corsica and France's southern shores.


  1. Sony E3 2013 PlayStation briefing roundup: PS4 takes E3 with $399 price tag

    Finally, the PS4's menacing-looking box has been revealed. More importantly, however, Sony clearly aimed for the Xbox One 's throat during its E3 press conference -- especially with software, services and a cheaper retail price. Alongside a friendly policy toward used games and epic title reveals for the PS4, Sony introduced a new PS3 bundle for the fall and more. Get you fix of all the stories ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Engadget

  2. Elyria man charged with assault, menacing, abduction

    ELYRIA — An Elyria man was arrested after police say he forced a woman into a house, threatened her and assaulted her. Michael Lawrence, 35, is charged with assault, aggravated menacing and abduction. According to a police report, Amanda Kelly, 26, the girlfriend of Lawrence’s brother, said she was struck in the face at 1015 [...] The post Elyria man charged with assault, menacing, abduction ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Chronicle-Telegram

  3. Hinsdale man arrested for menacing

    Cattaraugus County Sheriffs arrested 32-year old Matthew Milks of Hinsdale and charged him with menacing and harrassment.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: WIVB Buffalo

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