threatening
Pronunciation
  • enPR: thrĕt′ənĭŋ, IPA: /ˈθɹɛt.n̩.ɪŋ/
Verb
  1. present participle of threaten#English|threaten
Adjective

threatening

  1. Presenting a threat; menacing; frightening.
    Never turn your back to someone who is displaying threatening behavior.
Translations Noun

threatening

  1. An act of threatening; a threat.
    • 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, Acts IV:
      And nowe lorde beholde their threatenynges, and graunte unto thy servauntes wyth all confydence to speake thy worde.
    • , Charles Dickens, Pincher Astray
      The butcher's boy — a fierce and beefy youth, who openly defied the dog, and waved him off with hurlings of his basket and threatenings of his feet, accompanied by growls of "Git out, yer beast!" — now entered silently […]



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