Threat vs. Ultimatum

Threat vs. Ultimatum — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Threat and Ultimatum

Threatnoun

An expression of an intention to inflict pain, harm, or punishment.

Ultimatumnoun

A final offer or demand made by one party to another, especially in diplomatic negotiations, expressing or implying the threat of serious consequences or the breakoff of relations if the terms are not accepted.

Threatnoun

An indication of impending danger or harm

a threat of frost in the air.

Ultimatumnoun

A final statement of terms or conditions made by one party to another, especially one that expresses a threat of reprisal or war.

Threatnoun

One that is regarded as a possible source of harm or danger

viewed the stranger as a threat to the community.

Ultimatumnoun

a final peremptory demand

Threatnoun

The condition of being in danger or at risk

under threat of attack.

Threatverb

To threaten.

Threatnoun

An expression of intent to injure or punish another.

Threatnoun

An indication of potential or imminent danger.

Threatnoun

A person or object that is regarded as a danger; a menace.

Threatverb

(transitive) To press; urge; compel.

Threatverb

To threaten.

Threatverb

(intransitive) To use threats; act or speak menacingly; threaten.

Threatnoun

something that is a source of danger;

earthquakes are a constant threat in Japan

Threatnoun

a warning that something unpleasant is imminent;

they were under threat of arrest

Threatnoun

declaration of an intention or a determination to inflict harm on another;

his threat to kill me was quite explicit

Threatnoun

a person who inspires fear or dread;

he was the terror of the neighborhood