What does threatening mean?

Definitions for threatening
ˈθrɛt n ɪŋthreat·en·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. heavy, lowering, sullen, threatening(adj)

    darkened by clouds

    "a heavy sky"

Wiktionary

  1. threatening(Noun)

    An act of threatening; a threat.

  2. threatening(Adjective)

    Presenting a threat; menacing; frightening.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Threatening

    of Threaten

  2. Threatening

    a. & n. from Threaten, v

How to pronounce threatening?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say threatening in sign language?

  1. threatening

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of threatening in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of threatening in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of threatening in a Sentence

  1. Michael Doyle:

    The question is not when should it be removed, but should it be kept there when severe weather is threatening?

  2. Sapna Patel:

    If a patient has metastatic melanoma and is in her first or second trimester, it’s unlikely she ’ll be able to deliver to term without the melanoma becoming very life-threatening.

  3. Brett Kennedy:

    We included industrial designers in the team in an effort to create a robot that looked professional rather than either threatening or overly cute, basically, we wanted the perceptual equivalent of a St. Bernard.

  4. Peter Brookes:

    I think Russia is signaling to us that the Bear is back. We are likely to see more of this intimidating, threatening operations on the part of the Russian fleet, this is an expression of President Putin's foreign policy and it’s directed towards the United States.

  5. Thomas Karako:

    That matters because when you fire your interceptor, you have to have an estimate of where( the threatening missile is) going to be.

Images & Illustrations of threatening

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