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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

The great defense against the air menace is to attack the enemy's aircraft as near as possible to their point of departure.
Winston Churchill

Any young man who is unmarried at the age of twenty one is a menace to the community.
Brigham Young

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

Communism is a hateful thing, and a menace to peace and organized government.
Grover Cleveland
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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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