(of flora or fauna) likely in the near future to become endangered
"the spotted owl is a threatened species, not yet an endangered one"
At risk of becoming endangered in the near future.
Feeling insecure or vulnerable.
US federal protection designation = Threatened.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'threatened' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2747
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'threatened' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4431
The numerical value of threatened in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of threatened in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if their ideals are threatened.
I thought ten thousand swords must have leaped from their scabbards to avenge even a look that threatened her with insult. But the age of chivalry is gone.
The Yantis family feel excessive force was used not only on the father but on the wife and nephew. She has stated she was threatened and her nephew threatened.
I took the decision to leave the country because I was personally threatened, all who are against the third term are threatened. I personally was fearing for my security since I saw some signals.
One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half.
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