threat


Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to threat: Threat level, THRET
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • noun

Synonyms for threat

threatening remark

Synonyms

Synonyms for threat

an expression of the intent to hurt or punish another

an indication of impending danger or harm

one regarded as an imminent danger

Synonyms for threat

something that is a source of danger

Synonyms

Related Words

a warning that something unpleasant is imminent

Related Words

declaration of an intention or a determination to inflict harm on another

a person who inspires fear or dread

References in classic literature ?
Long slunk back, muttering inarticulate threats, and Saxon moved on as in a dream.
A worse threat than was conveyed in his manner of uttering the name, could hardly have escaped him.
I have used no threat, remember; I have done no more than show you how the case stands;--how the case stands, so far.
You used a threat against me last night, Sir, a dreadful threat, Sir.
As she would not appear to be agitated by the threats of Lord de Winter, she placed herself at the table and ate.
The Grand Pensionary bowed before the will of his fellow citizens; Cornelius de Witt, however, was more obstinate, and notwithstanding all the threats of death from the Orangist rabble, who besieged him in his house at Dort, he stoutly refused to sign the act by which the office of Stadtholder was restored.
No violence, however, had as yet been committed; and the file of horsemen who were guarding the approaches of the Buytenhof remained cool, unmoved, silent, much more threatening in their impassibility than all this crowd of burghers, with their cries, their agitation, and their threats.
And this jealousy Sophia seldom failed of heightening on these occasions; for he was not contented with violating her ears with the abuse of her mother, but endeavoured to force an explicit approbation of all this abuse; with which desire he never could prevail upon her by any promise or threats to comply.
Their threats extended to their lives and all they possessed.
When they came near London they met, in the grey light of morning, more than one poor Catholic family who, terrified by the threats and warnings of their neighbours, were quitting the city on foot, and who told them they could hire no cart or horse for the removal of their goods, and had been compelled to leave them behind, at the mercy of the crowd.
With these threats he clenched his hand again, and dexterously diving in betwen the elbows and catching the boy's head as it dodged from side to side, gave it three or four good hard knocks.
How born or bred, and or nourished upon blows and threats on one side, and retorts and defiances on the other, is not to the purpose.
The FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit-1 (BAU-1) of the Critical Incident Response Group is a component of the National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime at the FBI Academy and focuses its efforts on counterterrorism, threat assessment, and other forensic linguistics services.
The Secure Internet Interface also provides a comprehensive view of the threat landscape as well as the Symantec ThreatCon, which provides insight into the current threat state of the Internet.
The first step in responding to such a threat is to make sure that the storage system does not become a source of infection that is being passed back to the client, Implementing antivirus dramatically reduces the risk to the contents of the storage device.