baleful, forbidding, menacing, minacious, minatory, ominous, sinister, threatening(adj)
threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
"a baleful look"; "forbidding thunderclouds"; "his tone became menacing"; "ominous rumblings of discontent"; "sinister storm clouds"; "a sinister smile"; "his threatening behavior"; "ugly black clouds"; "the situation became ugly"
heavy, lowering, sullen, threatening(adj)
darkened by clouds
"a heavy sky"
An act of threatening; a threat.
Presenting a threat; menacing; frightening.
a. & n. from Threaten, v
The numerical value of threatening in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of threatening in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of threatening in a Sentence
She’s threatening to arrest people.
Absolutely not. I'm not threatening anyone.
This is potentially a life-threatening storm.
Threatening a shutdown is simply not an option.
These extreme temperatures can be life-threatening.
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