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threat·en·ing

 (thrĕt′n-nĭng)
adj.
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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threat•en•ing

(ˈθrɛt n ɪŋ)

adj.
1. tending or intended to menace: threatening gestures.
2. ominous: threatening clouds.
threat′en•ing•ly, adv.
syn: See ominous.
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Threatening

 of courtiers—Bk. of St. Albans, 1486.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.threatening - threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developmentsthreatening - 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"
alarming - frightening because of an awareness of danger
2.threatening - darkened by clouds; "a heavy sky"
cloudy - full of or covered with clouds; "cloudy skies"
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threatening

adjective
1. menacing, bullying, intimidatory, terrorizing, minatory, comminatory The police should have charged them with threatening behaviour.
2. ominous, sinister, forbidding, grim, baleful, inauspicious, bodeful a threatening atmosphere of rising tension and stress
ominous promising, encouraging, reassuring, bright, comforting, favourable, auspicious, propitious
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threatening

adjective
Expressing, indicating, or warning of an impending danger or misfortune:
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Translations
výhružný
truende
uhkaava
prijeteći
脅すような
위협적인
grozeč
hotfull
ที่ขู่เข็ญ
đe dọa

threatening

[ˈθretnɪŋ] ADJ
1. (= menacing) [letter, gesture, phone call] → amenazador, de amenaza; [manner, voice] → amenazador
some men find her threateningalgunos hombres se sienten intimidados por ella
threatening behaviourcomportamiento m intimidatorio, conducta f intimidatoria or amenazadora
2. (= unpromising) [clouds, sky] → amenazador
the weather looked threateningamenazaba temporal
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threatening

[ˈθrɛtənɪŋ] adj
[person, manner, behaviour] → menaçant(e)
He looked very threatening → Il avait l'air très menaçant.
[letter] → de menace
[sky, clouds] → menaçant(e)
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threatening

adjdrohend; weather, clouds also, situationbedrohlich; a threatening letter/phone callein Drohbrief m/-anruf m; threatening behaviourDrohungen pl; to find somebody threateningsich von jdm bedroht fühlen
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threatening

[ˈθrɛtnɪŋ] adjminaccioso/a
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threatening

تَهْدِيدِيّ výhružný truende drohend απειλητικός amenazador uhkaava menaçant prijeteći minaccioso 脅すような 위협적인 dreigend truende groźny ameaçador угрожающий hotfull ที่ขู่เข็ญ tehdit edici đe dọa 胁迫的
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References in classic literature ?
Then he would suddenly revert to the matter of the food I withheld from him, praying, begging, weeping, at last threatening. He began to raise his voice--I prayed him not to.
"I have spoken to thee, friend," said Robin sternly, "and I now tell thee again, that thou goest not one step forward till thou hast done as I bid thee." So saying, he raised his quarterstaff above his head in a threatening way.
A JUDGE who had for years looked in vain for an opportunity for infamous distinction, but whom no litigant thought worth bribing, sat one day upon the Bench, lamenting his hard lot, and threatening to put an end to his life if business did not improve.
And if this seems a trifling risk, let us see whether it is equalled or surpassed by the encounter of two galleys stem to stem, in the midst of the open sea, locked and entangled one with the other, when the soldier has no more standing room than two feet of the plank of the spur; and yet, though he sees before him threatening him as many ministers of death as there are cannon of the foe pointed at him, not a lance length from his body, and sees too that with the first heedless step he will go down to visit the profundities of Neptune's bosom, still with dauntless heart, urged on by honour that nerves him, he makes himself a target for all that musketry, and struggles to cross that narrow path to the enemy's ship.
But whether the oppressor were overawed by the Gray Champion's look, or perceived his peril in the threatening attitude of the people, it is certain that he gave back, and ordered his soldiers to commence a slow and guarded retreat.
At the same time, I suspect him of merely attempting to frighten you, by threatening what he cannot really do.
According to police, preliminary information suggests that the man had visited the offices of an organisation offering services to foreign nationals before climbing on the roof and threatening to jump off.
A 33-year-old man with "an appalling record" was jailed for 21 months and ordered to be supervised for 10 months after his release for threatening to "slit the throat" of his ex-partner.
Summary: Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], July 24 (ANI): Cyber Crime Police of Hyderabad on Tuesday arrested a person for allegedly making threatening calls to Minister of State (MoS) Home G Kishan Reddy.
Filing an impeachment complaint against President Duterte is not a crime but "threatening somebody is," Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said Wednesday.
But, he also said, 'threatening the President to do some sort of action' and then 'threaten him with an impeachment complaint' may be considered 'criminal in nature.'
A man escaped a prison sentence despite being convicted of threatening to murder a man and his family.