Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun threat

4 senses of threat

Sense 1
menace, threat -- (something that is a source of danger; "earthquakes are a constant threat in Japan")
       => danger -- (a cause of pain or injury or loss; "he feared the dangers of traveling by air")

Sense 2
threat -- (a warning that something unpleasant is imminent; "they were under threat of arrest")
       => warning -- (a message informing of danger; "a warning that still more bombs could explode")

Sense 3
threat -- (declaration of an intention or a determination to inflict harm on another; "his threat to kill me was quite explicit")
       => declaration -- (a statement that is emphatic and explicit (spoken or written))

Sense 4
terror, scourge, threat -- (a person who inspires fear or dread; "he was the terror of the neighborhood")
       => person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul -- (a human being; "there was too much for one person to do")

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