Intimidating synonym thesaurus
the use of force or coercion to abuse or intimidate others.The behavior can be habitual and involve an imbalance of social or physical power.He was standing over the form of the maniac, rigid and menacing.Phœbus protect me, but this is an awful place to speak of those who sleep. For a moment they remained there, on their knees, menacing each other. In spite of the menacing hand, the voice inspired confidence.Daniel Oppenheimer, a psychologist at Princeton, took a handful of writing samples and used a thesaurus to replace the simple words with needlessly flowery ones.
threatening Synonyms and related words:about to be, abusive, alarming, already in sight, apocalyptic, approaching, at hand, bad, baleful, baneful, black, bludgeoning, blustering, bodeful, boding, brewing, browbeating, bulldozing, bullying, close, close at hand, coming, comminatory, critical, dangerous, dangersome, dark, denunciatory, dire, doomful, dreary, evil, evil-starred, explosive, fateful, fear-inspiring, foreboding, forthcoming, fraught with danger, future, gathering, gloomy, going to happen, hectoring, ill, ill-boding, ill-fated, ill-omened, ill-starred, immediate, imminent, impendent, impending, in danger imminent, in prospect, in reserve, in store, in the cards, in the offing, in the wind, in view, inauspicious, instant, intimidating, jeopardous, looming, lowering, lurking, menacing, minacious, minatory, near, near at hand, nearing, of evil portent, ominous, on the horizon, overhanging, parlous, periculous, perilous, portending, portentous, preparing, serious, sinister, somber, terroristic, terrorizing, that will be, threatful, to come, ugly, unfavorable, unfortunate, unlucky, unpromising, unpropitious, untoward, upcoming, waiting 1.
Clouds, heavy and menacing, already shrouded the whole west.