Synonyms of 'threat'
a person or thing that is regarded as dangerous and likely to inflict harmthe threat of tropical storms
a declaration of an intention to inflict harmHe may be forced to carry out his threat to resign.
a pervading sense of menace
a strong possibility of something dangerous or unpleasant happeningThe company was reprieved from the threat of closure.
There is still a possibility of unrest in the country.
There is little prospect of having these questions answered.
The likelihood is that people would be willing to pay.
This partnership has a good chance of success.
There is a small risk of brain damage.
There is a real danger that people will not be able to afford insurance.
the probability of life on other planets
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in the sense of chance
the extent to which something is likely to happenThis partnership has a good chance of success.
in the sense of foreboding
No one paid any attention to their gloomy forebodings.
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Thesaurus for threat from the Collins English Thesaurus