Definition of Threatening in English :

Define Threatening in English

Threatening meaning in English

Meaning of Threatening in English

Pronunciation of Threatening in English

Threatening pronunciation in English

Pronounce Threatening in English


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1. baleful, forbidding, menacing, minacious, minatory, ominous, sinister, threatening

threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments

Example Sentences:
'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

darkened by clouds

Example Sentences:
'a heavy sky'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of threatening
1. Making or implying threats: a threatening phone call.
2. Gving warning signs of bad weather: threatening skies.
3. Causing the feeling that one's power, social standing, or self-esteem is in danger of being diminished: found the criticism threatening.

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