VI. WORDS RELATING TO THE SENTIMENT AND MORAL POWERS

III. SYMPATHETIC AFFECTIONS

2. Diffusive Sympathetic Affections

Threat.

[Nouns] threat, menace; defiance [more]; abuse, minacity, intimidation; denunciation; fulmination; commination (curse) [more]; gathering clouds (warning) [more].

[Verbs] threat, threaten; menace; snarl, growl, gnarl, mutter, bark, bully.

defy [more]; intimidate [more]; keep in terrorem, hold up in terrorem, hold out in terrorem; shake the fist at, double the fist at, clinch the fist at; thunder, talk big, fulminate, use big words, bluster, look daggers.

[Adjectives] threatening, menacing; minatory, minacious; comminatory, abusive; in terrorem; ominous (predicting) [more] ; defiant [more]; under the ban.

[Interjections] vae victis! at your peril! do your worst!

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