- tending or intended to menace: threatening gestures.
- causing alarm, as by being imminent; ominous; sinister: threatening clouds.
Origin of threatening
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Related Words for threateninglyseverely, sorely, badly, very, intensely, acutely, grievously, furiously, brutally, viciously, passionately, forcefully, frantically, angrily, madly, wildly, boldly, savagely, mightily, vehemently
Examples from the Web for threateningly
Historical Examples of threateningly
“Tell me first who did this thing,” he challenged, threateningly.A Breath of Prairie and other stories
"I am going to give you the facts," began Hatteras, threateningly.
When she was gone the two brothers eyed each other threateningly.The Doctor's Family
Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
He finally ordered them away, and acted so threateningly that they retired.The Rover Boys on a Hunt
Arthur M. Winfield (Edward Stratemeyer)
"You will see that I can scratch," she rejoined, threateningly.A Little Girl in Old Detroit
Amanda Minnie Douglas