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Meaning of THREATENING

Pronunciation:  thr'etuning

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments; "a baleful look"; "forbidding thunderclouds"; "his tone became menacing"; "ominous rumblings of discontent"; "sinister storm clouds"; "a sinister smile"; "his threatening behavior"; "ugly black clouds"; "the situation became ugly"
  2. [adj]  darkened by clouds; "a heavy sky"
 

THREATENING is a 11 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: alarming, baleful, cloudy, forbidding, heavy, lowering, menacing, minacious, minatory, ominous, sinister, sullen, ugly
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Threat"en*ing\,
a. & n. from {Threaten}, v. -- {Threat"en*ing*ly}, adv.

{Threatening letters} (Law), letters containing threats,
   especially those designed to extort money, or to obtain
   other property, by menaces; blackmailing letters.

 

 

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