- Making or implying threats: a threatening phone call.
- Gving warning signs of bad weather: threatening skies.
- Causing the feeling that one's power, social standing, or self-esteem is in danger of being diminished: found the criticism threatening.
- Present participle of threaten.
(comparative more threatening, superlative most threatening)
- An act of threatening; a threat.
From threaten +"Ž -ing.