Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section III. Sympathetic Affections
2. Diffusive Sympathetic Affections

909. Threat.

   NOUN:THREAT, menace; defiance [See Defiance]; abuse, minacity [rare], minaciousness, intimidation; denunciation; fulmination; commination (curse) [See Malediction]; gathering clouds (warning) [See Warning].
   VERB:THREATEN, threat, menace; snarl, growl, gnarl, mutter, bark, bully.
  defy [See Defiance]; intimidate [See Fear]; keep -, hold up -, hold out- in terrorem [L.]; shake -, double -, clinch- the fist at; thunder, talk big, fulminate, use big words, bluster, look daggers.
   ADJECTIVE:THREATENING, menacing, minatory, minacious, comminatory, abusive; in terrorem [L.]; ominous (predicting) [See Prediction]; defiant [See Defiance]; under the ban.
   INTERJECTION:væ victis! at your peril! do your worst! look out!    QUOTATIONS:
  1. Nemo me impune lacessit.
  2. An eye like Mars, to threaten and command.—Hamlet