Another Word For THREAT

menace

Noun : A perceived threat or danger.

Noun : The act of threatening.

Noun : (informal) An annoying and bothersome person or thing.

terror

Noun : (countable, uncountable) Intense dread, fright, or fear.

Noun : (uncountable) The action or quality of causing dread; terribleness, especially such qualities in narrative fiction.

Noun : (countable) Something or someone that causes such fear.

scourge

Noun : A source of persistent trouble such as pestilence that causes pain and suffering or widespread destruction.

Noun : A means to inflict such pain or destruction.

Noun : A whip, often of leather and often multi-tailed.

danger

Noun : Exposure to likely harm; peril.

Noun : An instance or cause of likely harm.

Noun : (obsolete) Mischief.

threatening

Adjective : Presenting a threat, posing a likely risk of harm.

Adjective : Making threats, making statements about a willingness to cause harm.

menaces

Noun : A perceived threat or danger.

Noun : The act of threatening.

Noun : (informal) An annoying and bothersome person or thing.

risk

Noun : (uncountable) The probability of a negative outcome to a decision or event.

Noun : (uncountable) The magnitude of possible loss consequent to a decision or event.

Noun : (uncountable, economics, business and engineering) The potential negative effect of an event, determined by multiplying the likelihood of the event occurring with its magnitude should it occur.

threatener

Noun : One who threatens.

imminent

Adjective : About to happen, occur, or take place very soon, especially of something which won't last long.

fear

Noun : (uncountable) A strong, unpleasant emotion or feeling caused by actual or perceived danger or threat.

Noun : (countable) A phobia, a sense of fear induced by something or someone.

Noun : (uncountable) Terrified veneration or reverence, particularly towards God, gods, or sovereigns.

concern

Noun : That which affects one’s welfare or happiness. A matter of interest to someone.

Noun : The placement of interest or worry on a subject.

Noun : A worry; a sense that something may be wrong; an identification of a possible problem.

potential

Noun : A currently unrealized ability (with the most common adposition being to).

Noun : (physics) The gravitational potential: the radial (irrotational, static) component of a gravitational field, also known as the Newtonian potential or the gravitoelectric field.

Noun : (physics) The work (energy) required to move a reference particle from a reference location to a specified location in the presence of a force field, for example to bring a unit positive electric charge from an infinite distance to a specified point against an electric field.

peril

Noun : A situation of serious and immediate danger.

Noun : Something that causes, contains, or presents danger.

Noun : (insurance) An event which causes a loss, or the risk of a specific such event.

dangers

Noun : Exposure to likely harm; peril.

Noun : An instance or cause of likely harm.

Noun : (obsolete) Mischief.

harm

Noun : Physical injury; hurt; damage.

Noun : Emotional or figurative hurt.

Noun : Detriment; misfortune.

menacing

Adjective : Synonym of threatening in its various senses.

nuisance

Noun : A minor annoyance or inconvenience.

Noun : A person or thing causing annoyance or inconvenience.

Noun : (law) Anything harmful or offensive to the community or to a member of it, for which a legal remedy exists.

risks

Noun : (uncountable) The probability of a negative outcome to a decision or event.

Noun : (uncountable) The magnitude of possible loss consequent to a decision or event.

Noun : (uncountable, economics, business and engineering) The potential negative effect of an event, determined by multiplying the likelihood of the event occurring with its magnitude should it occur.

hazard

Noun : The chance of suffering harm; danger, peril, risk of loss.

Noun : An obstacle or other feature which causes risk or danger; originally in sports, and now applied more generally.

Noun : (in driving a vehicle) An obstacle or other feature that presents a risk or danger that justifies the driver in taking action to avoid it.

pose

Verb : (transitive) To place in an attitude or fixed position, for the sake of effect.

Verb : (transitive) To ask; to set (a test, quiz, riddle, etc.).

Verb : (transitive) To constitute (a danger, a threat, a risk, etc.).

threatened

Adjective : (ecology, of a plant or animal) At risk of becoming endangered in the near future.

Adjective : Feeling insecure or vulnerable.

disruption

Noun : An interruption to the regular flow or sequence of something.

Noun : A continuing act of disorder.

Noun : A breaking or bursting apart; a breach.

attack

Noun : An attempt to cause damage, injury to, or death of opponent or enemy.

Noun : An attempt to detract from the worth or credibility of, a person, position, idea, object, or thing, by physical, verbal, emotional, or other assault.

Noun : A time in which one attacks; the offence of a battle.

imminence

Noun : The state or condition of being about to happen; imminent quality.

impending

Adjective : Approaching; drawing near; about to happen or expected to happen.

repercussion

Noun : A consequence or ensuing result of some action.

Noun : The act of driving back, or the state of being driven back; reflection; reverberation.

Noun : (music) Rapid reiteration of the same sound.

threaten

Verb : To make a threat against someone; to use threats.

Verb : To menace, or be dangerous.

Verb : To portend, or give a warning of.

obstacle

Noun : Something that impedes, stands in the way of, or holds up progress, either physically or figuratively

intrusion

Noun : The forcible inclusion or entry of an external group or individual; the act of intruding.

Noun : (geology) Magma forced into other rock formations; the rock formed when such magma solidifies.

Noun : A structure that lies within a historic district but is nonhistoric and irrelevant to the district.

impediment

Noun : A hindrance; that which impedes or obstructs progress.

Noun : A disability, especially one affecting the hearing or speech.

Noun : (chiefly in the plural) Baggage, especially that of an army; impedimenta.

intimidation

Noun : The act of making timid or fearful or of deterring by threats; the state of being intimidated.

encroachment

Noun : An entry into a place or area that was previously uncommon; an advance beyond former borders; intrusion; incursion.

Noun : An intrusion upon another's possessions or rights; infringement.

Noun : That which is gained by such unlawful intrusion.

retaliation

Noun : Violent or otherwise punitive response to an act of harm or perceived injustice; a hitting back; revenge.

reprisal

Noun : An act of retaliation.

Noun : (archaic) Something taken from an enemy in retaliation.

Noun : (archaic) The act of taking something from an enemy by way of retaliation or indemnity.

impact

Noun : The striking of one body against another; collision.

Noun : The force or energy of a collision of two objects.

Noun : (chiefly medicine) A forced impinging.

reprisals

Noun : An act of retaliation.

Noun : (archaic) Something taken from an enemy in retaliation.

Noun : (archaic) The act of taking something from an enemy by way of retaliation or indemnity.

hazards

Noun : (automotive) Ellipsis of hazard lights.

incursion

Noun : An aggressive movement into somewhere; an invasion.

encroaching

Adjective : That encroaches.

affront

Noun : An open or intentional offense, slight, or insult.

Noun : (obsolete) A hostile encounter or meeting.

dange

looming

Noun : a term found in the study of perception, as it relates directly to psychology.

Noun : (English: Creation) the oldest literary magazine in Estonia.

challenge

Noun : A confrontation; a dare.

Noun : An antagonization or instigation intended to convince a person to perform an action they otherwise would not.

Noun : A bid to overcome something.

problem

Noun : A difficulty that has to be resolved or dealt with.

Noun : A question to be answered, schoolwork exercise.

Noun : A puzzling circumstance.

protection

Noun : The process of keeping (something or someone) safe.

Noun : The state of being safe.

Noun : A means of keeping or remaining safe.

repercussions

Noun : A consequence or ensuing result of some action.

Noun : The act of driving back, or the state of being driven back; reflection; reverberation.

Noun : (music) Rapid reiteration of the same sound.

fearsome

Adjective : frightening, especially in appearance.

Adjective : (rare or archaic) fearful, frightened

crisis

Noun : A crucial or decisive point or situation; a turning point.

Noun : An unstable situation, in political, social, economic or military affairs, especially one involving an impending abrupt change.

Noun : (medicine) A sudden change in the course of a disease, usually at which point the patient is expected to either recover or die.

deadly

Adjective : (obsolete, rare) Subject to death; mortal.

Adjective : Causing death; lethal.

Adjective : Aiming or willing to destroy; implacable; desperately hostile.

catastrophe

Noun : Any large and disastrous event of great significance.

Noun : (insurance) A disaster beyond expectations.

Noun : (narratology) The dramatic event that initiates the resolution of the plot; the dénouement.

implication

Noun : (uncountable) The act of implicating.

Noun : (uncountable) The state of being implicated.

Noun : (countable) A possible effect or result of a decision or action.

security

Noun : (uncountable) The condition of not being threatened, especially physically, psychologically, emotionally, or financially.

Noun : (countable) Something that secures.

Noun : An organization or department responsible for providing security by enforcing laws, rules, and regulations as well as maintaining order.

legitimate

Adjective : In accordance with the law or established legal forms and requirements.

Adjective : Conforming to known principles, or established or accepted rules or standards; valid.

Adjective : Authentic, real, genuine.

scare

Noun : A minor fright.

Noun : A cause of slight terror; something that inspires fear or dread.

Noun : A device or object used to frighten.

assault

Noun : A violent onset or attack with physical means, for example blows, weapons, etc.

Noun : A violent verbal attack, for example with insults, criticism, and the like

Noun : (criminal law) An attempt to commit battery: a violent attempt, or willful effort with force or violence, to do hurt to another, but without necessarily touching the person, such as by raising a fist in a threatening manner, or by striking at the person and missing.

opposition

Noun : The action of opposing or of being in conflict.

Noun : An opposite or contrasting position.

Noun : (astronomy) The apparent relative position of two celestial bodies when one is at an angle of 180 degrees from the other as seen from the Earth.

blackmail

Noun : The extortion of money or favours by threats of public accusation, exposure, or censure.

Noun : (archaic) A form of protection money (or corn, cattle, etc.) anciently paid, in the north of England and south of Scotland, to the allies of robbers in order to be spared from pillage.

Noun : (England law, historical) Black rent, or rent paid in corn, meat, or the lowest coin, as opposed to white rent, which was paid in silver.

warning

Noun : The action of the verb warn; an instance of warning someone.

Noun : Something spoken or written that is intended to warn.

Noun : A surname.

vulnerability

Noun : (uncountable) The state of being vulnerable; susceptibility to attack or injury, either physical or emotional; the state or condition of being weak or poorly defended.

Noun : (countable) A specific weakness in the protections or defences surrounding someone or something.

Noun : (computing) A weakness which allows an attacker to reduce a system's security.

terrorism

Noun : (historical) The system of fear and intimidation put into place during the Reign of Terror in Revolutionary France around 1793-94.

Noun : The use of unlawful violence against people or property to achieve political objectives.

Noun : (by extension) The use of intimidation or bullying tactics.

deadliness

Noun : Synonym of lethality

Noun : The quality of being deadly.

Noun : The degree to which a thing is deadly.

poses

Noun : (archaic) Common cold, head cold; catarrh.

Noun : Position, posture, arrangement (especially of the human body).

Noun : Affectation.

disturbance

Noun : The act of disturbing, being disturbed.

Noun : Something that disturbs.

Noun : A noisy commotion that causes a hubbub or interruption.

threatens

Verb : To make a threat against someone; to use threats.

Verb : To menace, or be dangerous.

Verb : To portend, or give a warning of.

backlash

Noun : (literal) A suddenly reversed or backward motion, such as of a rope or elastic band when it snaps under tension.

Noun : (figurative) A negative reaction, objection or outcry, especially of a violent or abrupt nature.

Noun : (mechanics) The looseness through which one part of connected machinery, such as a wheel, gear, piston, or screw, can be moved without moving the connected parts, or a measurement of the distance moved thereby; either intentional (as allowance) or unintentional (from error or wear).

onslaught

Noun : A fierce attack.

Noun : (by extension) A large number of people or things resembling an attack.

serious

Adjective : Without humor or expression of happiness; grave in manner or disposition

Adjective : Important; weighty; not insignificant

Adjective : Really intending what is said (or planned, etc); in earnest; not jocular or deceiving

specter

Noun : A ghostly apparition, a phantom. [from Template:SAFESUBST: c.]

Noun : (figuratively) A threatening mental image. [from Template:SAFESUBST: c.]

Noun : (entomology) Any of certain species of dragonfly of the genus Boyeria, family Aeshnidae. [from Template:SAFESUBST: c.]

dangerous

Adjective : Full of danger.

Adjective : Causing danger; ready to do harm or injury.

Adjective : (colloquial, dated) In a condition of danger, as from illness; threatened with death.

harassment

Noun : Persistent attacks and criticism causing worry and distress.

Noun : Deliberate pestering or intimidation.

Noun : (military) The use of repeated small-scale attacks to wear down an enemy force.

jeopardy

Noun : Jeopardy!, a popular US television game show in which contestants answer clues by responding in the form of a question, hosted originally by Art Fleming and most notably by Alex Trebek.

Noun : Danger of failure, harm, or loss.

enemy

Noun : Someone who is hostile to, feels hatred towards, opposes the interests of, or intends injury to someone else.

Noun : A hostile force or nation; a fighting member of such a force or nation.

Noun : Something harmful or threatening to another

retribution

Noun : Punishment inflicted in the spirit of moral outrage or personal vengeance.

lethal

Adjective : Of, pertaining to, or causing death; deadly; mortal; fatal.

prospect

Noun : The region which the eye overlooks at one time; view; scene; outlook.

Noun : A picturesque or panoramic view; a landscape; hence, a sketch of a landscape.

Noun : A position affording a fine view; a lookout.

damage

Noun : Injury or harm; the condition or measure of something not being intact.

Noun : (slang) Cost or expense.

deterrence

Noun : The act of deterring, or the state of being deterred.

Noun : Action taken by states or alliances of nations against equally powerful alliances to prevent hostile action.

Noun : The art of producing in one's enemy the fear of attacking.

mitigation

Noun : A reduction or decrease of something harmful or unpleasant.

ramifications

Noun : (botany, anatomy, also figurative) A branching-out, the act or result of developing branches; specifically the divergence of the stem and limbs of a plant into smaller ones, or of similar developments in blood vessels, anatomical structures etc.

Noun : (figurative, often in the plural) An offshoot of a decision, fact etc.; a consequence or implication, especially one which complicates a situation.

Noun : (mathematics) An arrangement of branches.

possibility

Noun : The quality of being possible.

Noun : A thing possible; that which may take place or come into being.

Noun : An option or choice, usually used in context with future events.

extortion

Noun : The practice of extorting money or other property by the use of force or threats.

incrimination

Noun : The act of incriminating someone; accusation

immediate

Adjective : Happening right away, instantly, with no delay.

Adjective : Very close; direct or adjacent.

Adjective : Manifestly true; requiring no argument.

terroristic

Adjective : Of or pertaining to a terrorist, terrorism, or terror.

perceived

Adjective : Generally recognized to be true.

Adjective : As seen or understood by an individual.

reduction

Noun : The act, process, or result of reducing.

Noun : The amount or rate by which something is reduced, e.g. in price.

Noun : (chemistry) A reaction in which electrons are gained and valence is reduced; often by the removal of oxygen or the addition of hydrogen.

adversary

Noun : An opponent or rival.

Noun : (Christianity, sometimes Judaism) The Devil; Satan.

diminishing

Adjective : becoming smaller

Noun : A diminishment.

confrontation

Noun : The act of confronting or challenging another, especially face to face.

Noun : A conflict between armed forces.

consequence

Noun : An effect; something that follows a cause as a result.

Noun : An unwanted or unpleasant effect.

Noun : consecution; chain of causes and effects.

pandemic

Noun : (epidemiology) A pandemic disease; a disease that affects a wide geographical area and a large proportion of the population.

fearing

Adjective : Exhibiting fear.

Adjective : Showing profound respect or deference.

Noun : A surname.

real

Adjective : True, genuine, not merely nominal or apparent.

Adjective : Genuine, not artificial, counterfeit, or fake.

Adjective : Genuine, unfeigned, sincere.

weapon

Noun : An instrument of attack or defense in combat or hunting, e.g. most guns, missiles, or swords; arm.

Noun : An instrument or other means of harming or exerting control over another.

Noun : (informal, humorous) A tool of any kind.

offense

Noun : The act of offending.

Noun : A crime or sin.

Noun : An affront, injury, or insult.

shotgun

Noun : (firearms) A gun which fires loads typically consisting of small metal balls, called shot, from a cartridge.

Noun : (slang) The front passenger seat in a vehicle, next to the driver; so called because the position of the shotgun-armed guard on a horse-drawn stage-coach, wagon train, or gold transport was next to the driver on a forward-mounted bench seat. Can also be used in situations of claiming other resources such as bedrooms.

Noun : (US, especially Southern US) A one-story dwelling with no hallways or corridors, with the rooms arranged in a straight line.

verbal assault

Noun : Often used other than figuratively or idiomatically: an assault that is verbal.

Noun : (US, law) Oral or written speech that creates, or is intended to create, a fear of physical harm.

aggression

Noun : The act of initiating hostilities or invasion.

Noun : The practice or habit of launching attacks.

Noun : Hostile or destructive behavior or actions.

gunpoint

Noun : A location in the front of the muzzle of a gun.

Noun : Threat or coercion by display or aiming a firearm or similar weapon.

counterthreat

Noun : A threat made in response to an earlier threat by another party

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