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. Jenny Durkan:

    Our city complies with federal immigration law and asks that the Department of Justice and ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] do the same, the federal government does not get to run our cities or convert our local law enforcement officials into immigration cops. I implore this administration to focus on real public safety threats, like the opioid crisis, instead of unnecessarily threatening our residents and mayors across the country.

  2. National Hurricane Center:

    These rainfall amounts may produce life-threatening flash flooding, dangerous debris flows and landslides are also possible in mountainous terrain.

  3. Roland Fryer:

    When you take the total number of people shot -- 96 % of people shot by cops who had a weapon and were threatening that weapon. Okay, so 96 %, when you take that number, it's about 24 % African American and you know the rest mixed races and African American's why you get this meme of blacks are shot two times, two and a half times more, so when Roland Fryer look at law enforcement contacts, if a certain group is committing more crimes, more violent crimes, and law enforcement's having to come in more contact with them, then that number is gon na be higher.

  4. Alan Duncan:

    Lecturing and threatening the PM is just too much, risks debasing govt, party, country & himself. PM must be given maximum latitude & backing.

  5. Samuel Alito:

    This sounds like a roadmap for threatening your spouse and then getting away with it.

Images & Illustrations of threatening

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