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Adjective
Having a hostile or menacing quality or manner
“Eladio, with a threatening voice, was warning Yvette to stay away from Adrianne's life.”
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Full of danger or risk
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“The body doesn't know the difference between a really threatening situation and an imagined one, and so any surge of fear readies it to fight or run.”
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Bodeful of bad or unfortunate consequences
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“Marco's mind was troubled by the threatening news of these warlike preparations.”
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Imminent or about to happen
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“A tropical storm was threatening close to the area, and everybody wanted to prepare for the situation with their families.”
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Suggestive of being angry or in a foul mood
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“While he often appears grumpy and threatening, he also has a sentimental side.”
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Aggressive or violent in nature or character
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“Scully would think nothing of pulling out her gun and telling a dangerous and threatening man to back down.”
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Harsh, oppressive, and difficult to bear or endure
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Marked by a likelihood to threaten the safety of a person or persons
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Hostile or forbidding in nature
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Marked by aggression and hostility, or warlike in nature
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Having a harsh or menacing demeanor or nature
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Filled or covered over with clouds
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Serving to caution or warn
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Causing anxiety or concern
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Showing a desire to resist authority, control, or convention
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Not restrained or held in check
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Certain to be or do something
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Without hope
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Violent or forcible action used to coerce someone into doing something against their will
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“Markus and his third-class version of guilty sympathy made me more incensed and panicked than Tom's threatening and blackmailing ways.”
Verb
Present participle for to state one's intention to take hostile and retributive action against someone
“You pester him, and even threaten him about his vote. Your mother did the same thing to me.”
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Present participle for to intimidate with threats or bullying behavior
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“I am a non-violent person and I would not intentionally threaten Mike or anyone else for that matter.”
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Present participle for to put at risk or be a danger to
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“I wish to outline several issues that threaten the feasibility of delivering our services at a reasonable rate.”
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Present participle for to be on the verge of inflicting harm or danger
“He watched out for her at school, especially when a snow storm would threaten in winter.”
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Present participle for to foreshadow the coming of something undesirable
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“An early morning sky would threaten rain, but the day turned out to be scorching.”
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Present participle for to cause damage to, or have a diminishing effect on
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Present participle for lessen the effectiveness, power, or ability of, especially gradually or insidiously
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Present participle for to destroy or disrupt by means of sabotage
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Present participle for intimidating for money
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Present participle for attack
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Casting a shadow over
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Present participle for to say something quickly and irritably
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Present participle for to consign or destine someone to a given fate, typically undesirable
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Present participle for challenge, defy someone
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Present participle for to come close in quantity or quality
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