Malignant and Threatening


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Malignant adjective – Having or showing a desire to cause someone pain or suffering for the sheer enjoyment of it.
Threatening and malignant are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Threatening" instead an adjective "Malignant".
Nearby Words: malign, malicious, malignancy, malignantly
Synonyms for Malignant


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Threatening adjective – Being or showing a sign of evil or calamity to come.
Usage example: a threatening silence followed the loud thump in the adjoining motel room

Malignant and threatening are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Malignant" instead an adjective "Threatening".
Nearby Words: threaten, threatened, threat
Synonyms for Threatening

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