menacing

adj.
VERBS
be, look, seem
become
ADVERB
extremely, fairly, very, etc.
a little, slightly, etc.
faintly, vaguely

She had a faintly menacing manner.

almost

His voice was quiet and almost menacing.

quietly
Menacing is used with these nouns: ↑glare

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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