What does threatening mean?

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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. Alan Duncan:

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

  2. Sharon Love:

    They demonstrate exactly what we're trying to say with 'That's not love,' but they do it a lighthearted way, they're not threatening. They're very simple but they bring the point home directly.

  3. Angela Perri:

    Wolves likely learned that scavenging from humans regularly was an easy free meal, while humans allowed this to happen so long as wolves were not aggressive or threatening.

  4. Charlie Sheen:

    And I have to put a stop to this onslaught, this barrage of attacks and of sub-truths and very harmful and mercurial stories that are about the( alleged) threatening the health of so many others, which couldn't be farther from the truth.

  5. Jo Morely:

    We need the government to go much, much, much further, we are facing a plastics crisis and we need to turn off the tap, we are really facing an environmental crisis, our oceans are full of plastic, and they're killing marine life, they are damaging our eco-systems and they are actually threatening human health.

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