Threatening Definition

thrĕtn-nĭng
adjective
Making or implying threats.
A threatening phone call.
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Gving warning signs of bad weather.
Threatening skies.
American Heritage
Causing the feeling that one's power, social standing, or self-esteem is in danger of being diminished.
Found the criticism threatening.
American Heritage
Antonyms:
nicepleasant
noun

An act of threatening; a threat.

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Other Word Forms of Threatening

Noun

Singular:
threatening
Plural:
threatenings

Origin of Threatening

  • From threaten +"Ž -ing.

    From Wiktionary

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