menacingly menacingly  /ˈmɛ nə sɪŋ li/


  • (adv) in a menacing manner


  1. One friend tells Forman of a recurring nightmare: 26 wild dogs gallop through a town and stop to howl menacingly at the man's window.
  2. As Republic Day approached, police in armored cars rumbled menacingly through native townships.
  3. On July 5, as she left a Chinese restaurant, she snapped menacingly at one of the photographers in the mob that followed her and threw out an obscenity-laced threat.


  • Another skirmish on the varmint front

    The Rabbit Wars have begun. My husband’s pellet gun is propped menacingly by the back door. And that familiar set to his jaw has returned: the one that says, “Anything with ears bigger than mine is a goner.”
    on June 28, 2013     Source: The Record-Courier


  1. In the ensuing commotion, Mr Michuki said, Mr Magara's bodyguard panicked and fired warning shots to scare away the youths "who were menacingly advancing towards the MPs." "This action provoked the youths who then harassed and roughed up the...
    on Sep 22, 2007 By: John Michuki Source: Daily Nation (registration)

  2. At a Conservative party conference, Johnson reported: "Mr Heath arrived in the hall and advanced menacingly on the platform: neatly dressed as ever, facially impassive, arms thrust straight down his sides. It was as if he had stepped out of the...
    on Dec 15, 2006 By: Frank Johnson Source:

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