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threat

Roget category 909

6. Words relating to the sentient and moral
6.3. Sympathetic affections
›› 6.3.2. Diffusive sympathetic affections

#909. Threat

noun

threat, menacedefiance etc. 715abuse, minacity, intimidationdenunciationfulminationcommination etc. (curse) 908gathering clouds etc. (warning) 668.

verb

threat, threaten menacesnarl, growl, gnarl, mutter, bark, bully.
defy etc. 715intimidate etc. 860keep in terrorem [Lat.], hold up in terrorem [Lat.], hold out in terrorem [Lat.]shake the fist at, double the fist at, clinch the fist atthunder, talk big, fulminate, use big words, bluster, look daggers, stare daggers.

adjective

threatening, menacingminatory, minaciouscomminatory, abusivein terrorem [Lat.]ominous etc. (predicting) 511defiant etc. 715under the ban.

interjection

vae victis! [Lat.], at your peril!, do your worst!,



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