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Definition of Menace


  1. The show of an intention to inflict evil; a threat or threatening; indication of a probable evil or catastrophe to come.
  2. To express or show an intention to inflict, or to hold out a prospect of inflicting, evil or injury upon; to threaten; -- usually followed by with before the harm threatened; as, to menace a country with war.
  3. To threaten, as an evil to be inflicted.
  4. To act in threatening manner; to wear a threatening aspect.

Menace Quotations

To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
Theodore Roosevelt

Without perestroika, the cold war simply would not have ended. But the world could not continue developing as it had, with the stark menace of nuclear war ever present.
Mikhail Gorbachev

I have learned to live each day as it comes, and not to borrow trouble by dreading tomorrow. It is the dark menace of the future that makes cowards of us.
Dorothy Dix

I hereby accuse the North American empire of being the biggest menace to our planet.
Hugo Chavez

The forgotten world is made up primarily of the developing nations, where most of the people, comprising more than fifty percent of the total world population, live in poverty, with hunger as a constant companion and fear of famine a continual menace.
Norman Borlaug
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Menace Translations

menace in Afrikaans is bedreiging, bedreig, dreigement
menace in Danish is true, trussel
menace in Dutch is bedreigen, dreigen
menace in Finnish is uhata
menace in French is menacer
menace in German is drohen, androhen, bedrohen
menace in Latin is eminor, impendeo
menace in Spanish is amenaza
menace in Swedish is pest, hotelse, hot
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