Pronunciation of Threat
/θɹˈɛt/, /θɹˈɛt/, /θ_ɹ_ˈɛ_t/
Antonyms for threat:
Synonyms for threat:
crucible, likelihood, cliffhanger, abyss, sporting chance, extremity, death trap, havoc, occupational hazard, stampede, Risk Taking, knife edge, instability, Sword Of Damocles, calculated risk, minefield, the fray, potentiality, public enemy number one, nearness, thundercloud, precipice, fright, feasibility, tinderbox, brinkmanship, inferno, emergency, escapade, noose, furor, nail-biter, action, caldron, tempest, dead hand, crisis, powder keg, adventure, furore, conflagration, carnage, storm, security risk, dangerous ground.
Other synonyms and related words:
crisis, holy terror, curse, bane, nemesis, tendency, chance, room, scourge, dangerous ground, instability, enemy, stampede, chicken, emergency, panic, plague, tinderbox, terror, flagellum, thundercloud, trouble, gamble, Sword Of Damocles, abyss, fear, storm, future, minefield, peril, little terror, brat, caldron, exposure, fright, action.
Sense 2 (noun)
Sense 3 (noun)
warning; danger (noun)
Usage examples for threat:
- Was this an empty threat, or was there some meaning behind it? - "The Coming of the King", James Hocking.
- It is her threat of an action for conspiracy that I want to ask him about. - "The Honour of the Clintons", Archibald Marshall.
- That was Cherry Valley's last threat. - "Left Tackle Thayer", Ralph Henry Barbour.