Definition of threatening adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    threatening

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈθrɛtn̩ɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1expressing a threat of harm or violence synonym menacing threatening letters threatening behavior The house seemed less threatening in the cold light of day. opposite nonthreatening
  2. 2(of the sky, clouds, etc.) showing that bad weather is likely The sky was dark and threatening.
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adverb He glared at her threateningly.
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