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1. threatening

adjective. ['ˈθrɛtənɪŋ, ˈθrɛtnɪŋ'] threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments.

Synonyms

  • minacious
  • menacing
  • alarming
  • forbidding
  • ominous
  • sinister
  • baleful

Antonyms

  • pleasant
  • propitious
  • good
  • dextral

Etymology

  • -ing (English)
  • -ing (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • threaten (English)

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Rhymes with Threatening

  • abandoning
  • abstaining
  • abstaining
  • adjoining
  • adjourning
  • adorning
  • affining
  • airconditioning
  • aligning
  • amounting
  • apportioning
  • ascertaining
  • assigning
  • attaining
  • auctioning
  • auditioning
  • awakening
  • awning
  • banning
  • beginning

How do you pronounce threatening?

Pronounce threatening as θˈrɛtənɪŋ.

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2. life-threatening

adjective. ['ˈlaɪfˌθrɛtnɪŋ'] causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm.

Synonyms

  • severe
  • serious
  • dangerous
  • critical
  • grievous

Antonyms

  • unimportant
  • frivolous
  • birth
  • fancy

3. threatening

adjective. ['ˈθrɛtənɪŋ, ˈθrɛtnɪŋ'] darkened by clouds.

Synonyms

  • cloudy
  • lowering
  • heavy

Antonyms

  • beneficent
  • good-natured
  • distinct
  • increase

Etymology

  • -ing (English)
  • -ing (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • threaten (English)

Sentences with threatening


1. Verb, gerund or present participle
According to the FDA, certain groups of people may face even more serious consequences that can be life threatening.

2. Adjective
Also, guests should remember that approaching an animal closely, even in a vehicle, might be taken as threatening behavior.

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