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Princeton's WordNet

  1. threatenedadjective

    (of flora or fauna) likely in the near future to become endangered

    "the spotted owl is a threatened species, not yet an endangered one"

Wiktionary

  1. threatenedadjective

    At risk of becoming endangered in the near future.

  2. threatenedadjective

    Feeling insecure or vulnerable.

Wikipedia

  1. threatened

    Threatened species are any species (including animals, plants and fungi) which are vulnerable to extinction in the near future. Species that are threatened are sometimes characterised by the population dynamics measure of critical depensation, a mathematical measure of biomass related to population growth rate. This quantitative metric is one method of evaluating the degree of endangerment.

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  1. threatened

    Threatened refers to a person, animal, plant, or even environment that is at risk, endangered, or in some kind of danger from potential harm or adverse effect. It can also relate to a feeling of being vulnerable to emotional or physical danger or harm. In biology and ecology, "threatened" is a term used to describe species that are likely to become endangered in the near future.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Threatened

    of Threaten

Wikidata

  1. Threatened

    US federal protection designation = Threatened.

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'threatened' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2747

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'threatened' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4431

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of threatened in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of threatened in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of threatened in a Sentence

  1. Mark Warner:

    Diplomacy is the right path forward to deal with North Korea, at the same time, due to Pyongyang’s history of obfuscation and international defiance, the United States must proceed with caution. I am deeply concerned that the White House has not laid the necessary diplomatic groundwork and coordination for direct talks with North Korea, continued Warner, a Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee. Trump had previously threatened North Korea with fire and fury like the world has never seen. He also tweeted Saturday :.

  2. The IPCC:

    This is an investigation into allegations Wiltshire Police did not pursue a criminal prosecution when a person threatened to expose that Sir Edward Heath may have been involved in offences concerning children.

  3. Norihiro Fujito:

    China will surely take retaliatory steps, to which U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened more tariffs.

  4. Juniper Simonis:

    I’m just interacting with officers and trying to get their information, and then they say, ‘We’re going to arrest you if you don’t leave,’ and threatened me with trespassing.

  5. Imran Choudhary:

    Moving into the mobile market is a must for BT to defend its premium services, which are increasingly threatened as other players enhance their triple and quad play offerings.

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