What does threatening mean?

Definitions for threatening
ˈθrɛt n ɪŋthreat·en·ing

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word threatening.

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.

Wikipedia

  1. threatening

    A threat is a communication of intent to inflict harm or loss on another person. Intimidation is a tactic used between conflicting parties to make the other timid or psychologically insecure for coercion or control. The act of intimidation for coercion is considered as a threat. Threatening or threatening behavior (or criminal threatening behavior) is the crime of intentionally or knowingly putting another person in fear of bodily injury. "Threat of harm generally involves a perception of injury...physical or mental damage...act or instance of injury, or a material and detriment or loss to a person."Some of the more common types of threats forbidden by law are those made with an intent to obtain a monetary advantage or to compel a person to act against their will. In most US states, it is an offense to threaten to (1) use a deadly weapon on another person; (2) injure another's person or property; or (3) injure another's reputation.

ChatGPT

  1. threatening

    Threatening refers to the expression or implication of intention to inflict harm, danger or others form of unpleasantness on someone. This can be in the form of physical violence, emotional manipulation, or any other action perceived as harmful or negative towards the recipient.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Threatening

    of Threaten

  2. Threatening

    a. & n. from Threaten, v

How to pronounce threatening?

How to say threatening in sign language?

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. Gavin Newsom:

    This is the most impactful step our state can take to fight climate change, californians shouldn't have to worry if our cars are giving our kids asthma. Our cars shouldn't make wildfires worse — and create more days filled with smoky air. Cars shouldn't melt glaciers or raise sea levels threatening our cherished beaches and coastlines.

  2. Sergei Lavrov:

    He is threatening the penitentiary officers and he, he makes all kinds of arrogant accusations, for example he says, he is saying that he will put a drill to the head of the officer.

  3. John Miller:

    Having read through the threat material myself, it's actually not crystal clear whether it's a cyber response that they are threatening or whether it's a physical attack, that's why we're continuing to evaluate the language of it, and also the source of it. I think our primary posture is going to be is going to have a police presence and a response capability that will reassure people who may have heard about this and have concerns.

  4. Angel Figueredo:

    He gave me a threatening nod of the head, but he didn't stop me or talk to us.

  5. Mike Rogers:

    You've just limited your ability to do something, i would argue you're going to have to ramp up sanctions. It needs to be very serious. Remember - a nation-state was threatening violence.

Popularity rank by frequency of use

threatening#1#9902#10000

Translations for threatening

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for threatening »

Translation

Find a translation for the threatening definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"threatening." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2024. Web. 25 Apr. 2024. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/threatening>.

Discuss these threatening definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Are we missing a good definition for threatening? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Image or illustration of

    threatening

    Credit »

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Browse Definitions.net

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    small cat-like predatory mammals of warmer parts of the Old World
    A viverrine
    B callathump
    C calcaneus
    D scalawag

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for threatening: