Definition of Threatening

1. Adjective. Threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments. "The situation became ugly"

Exact synonyms: Baleful, Forbidding, Menacing, Minacious, Minatory, Ominous, Sinister
Similar to: Alarming
Derivative terms: Balefulness, Omen



2. Adjective. Darkened by clouds. "A heavy sky"
Exact synonyms: Heavy, Lowering, Sullen
Similar to: Cloudy
Derivative terms: Sullenness

Definition of Threatening

1. Verb. (present participle of threaten) ¹

2. Adjective. Presenting a threat; menacing; frightening. ¹

3. Noun. An act of threatening; a threat. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Threatening

1. threaten [v] - See also: threaten

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Literary usage of Threatening

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1851)
"The physician," Dr. Hall remarks, " is frequently summoned to cases in which, with or without an actual seizure, there is the threatening of an attack of ..."

2. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"Or are ye deaf to bright-helm'd Hector's shouts, threatening to burn the galleys, and with cheers Kindling his host ? His voice is loud enow : To no sweet ..."

3. Sketches of the Rise, Progress, and Decline of Secession: With a Narrative by William Gannaway Brownlow (1862)
"threatening to Hang us ! WE call attention to the two following letters, as tney are from men responsible in the ranks of the Secessionists, and reflect the ..."

4. Sketches of the Rise, Progress, and Decline of Secession: With a Narrative by William Gannaway Brownlow (1862)
"... CHAPTER V. threatening TO HANO US FOR OUR PRINCIPLES — CHARGES US WITH ... threatening to Hang us ! WE call attention to the two following letters, ..."

5. The Lancet (1842)
"... when an opposite treatment was required to restore the equilibrium of the system, and to remove the vertigo and other symptoms threatening an attack of ..."

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