- tending or intended to menace: threatening gestures.
- causing alarm, as by being imminent; ominous; sinister: threatening clouds.
Origin of threatening
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Examples from the Web for unthreatening
She is as blameless and unthreatening as possibly can be, but barely human.Lillian Smith’s Bombshell Novel About Interracial Love
May 25, 2014
An apparently friendly and unthreatening “illegal” in the right field can make and cultivate contacts easily.Inside Spying's Famous Scandals
July 2, 2010
Her unthreatening demeanor, she believes, was part of what allowed her access to their rarely documented world.The World's Bravest Photographer
June 12, 2010