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[ thret-n-ing ]
/ ˈθrɛt n ɪŋ /


tending or intended to menace: threatening gestures.
causing alarm, as by being imminent; ominous; sinister: threatening clouds.

Nearby words

threap, threat, threaten, threatened, threatened species, threatening, three, three age system, three cheers for, three fires, three hours

Origin of threatening

First recorded in 1520–30; threaten + -ing2
SYNONYMS FOR threatening
Related forms Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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