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threatening

[thret-n-ing]
adjective
1.
tending or intended to menace: threatening gestures.
2.
causing alarm, as by being imminent; ominous; sinister: threatening clouds.

Origin:
1520–30; threaten + -ing2

threateningly, adverb
nonthreatening, adjective
nonthreateningly, adverb
unthreatening, adjective
unthreateningly, adverb


2. See imminent, ominous.
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threatening

adjective
1. 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" [syn: baleful
2. darkened by clouds; "a heavy sky" [syn: heavy
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