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, threateningadjective

    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, threateningadjective

    darkened by clouds

    "a heavy sky"

Wiktionary

  1. threateningnoun

    An act of threatening; a threat.

  2. threateningadjective

    Presenting a threat; menacing; frightening.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Threatening

    of Threaten

  2. Threatening

    a. & n. from Threaten, v

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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. Wesley Ouchi:

    It was objectively unreasonable for officers to have applied this level of force on my sixteen-year-old client, he was cooperative, surrendered, unarmed, non-resisting, compliant, and non-threatening. This conduct is universally unacceptable in any society.

  2. Dom Raso:

    You can do all the research and data collection you want and you will find real quick that a life-threatening scenario can unfold at the blink of an eye and when you least expect it, especially for women – criminals are becoming more violent and more risky with their actions.

  3. Nevada Democratic Party:

    It’s been vile, it’s been threatening messages, threatening my family, threatening my life, threatening my grandchild.

  4. John Bel Edwards:

    Hurricane Delta is a dangerous storm that will bring strong winds, heavy rain, life-threatening storm surge and flooding to coastal Louisiana, and I am hopeful President Trump will quickly approve my request for a federal emergency declaration.

  5. Charles Spencer:

    Genuine goodness is threatening to those at the opposite end of the moral spectrum.

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