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?

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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. Charleston Animal Society:

    A large part of her tongue may need to be removed surgically if the tissue dies from the lack of blood flow. She may be severely disfigured, or the large amount of dead tissue may cause life-threatening complications.

  2. Scott Nethery:

    Once people realize she has a life-threatening illness, it really touches their hearts, they comment about how full of life she is. I know Audrey is succeeding in spreading awareness about DBA with all the comments we receive.

  3. Carrie Goldberg:

    Often, distribution of images is in the context of greater violence, sometimes the offender not only posts the naked picture but also threatens and stalks in other ways. He may be sending hundreds of text messages or showing up at work, threatening friends and family.

  4. John Bel Edwards:

    Hurricane Delta is an incredibly dangerous storm that will bring heavy winds, rain and life threatening flooding and storm surge to coastal Louisiana, everyone in South Louisiana should pay close attention to the weather in the coming days and heed the advice and directions of their local officials.

  5. John Boehner:

    Unfortunately, by threatening two of these bipartisan jobs bills, the president essentially is telling the American people he really doesn't care what they think.

Images & Illustrations of threatening

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    transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity
    • A. aligned
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