Pronunciation of Threatening
/θɹˈɛtənɪŋ/, /θɹˈɛtənɪŋ/, /θ_ɹ_ˈɛ_t_ə_n_ɪ_ŋ/
Synonyms for threatening:
Other synonyms and related words:
punishing, commination, fierce, overweight, glum, ill, heavy, minacious, lowering, Ill-boding, sinister, weighty, portentous, grievous, sunless, intimidation, grave, dour, baneful, sullen, direful, impenetrable, labored, arduous, sonorous, severe, venturesome, filthy, dense, inclement, unseasonable, grim, weighed down, lumbering, gruelling, clayey, muggy, aggressive, laborious, minatory, Nearing, saturnine, humid, moody, toilsome, sultry, morose, fleshy, grueling, imminent, pending, leaden, approaching, parlous, unhealthy, intemperate, profound, bad, cloudy, baleful, doomy, unseasonably, stormy, sour, forbidding, laboured, backbreaking, dire, serious, sound, wakeless, cloggy, inauspicious, ponderous, hopeless, raw, black, hard, impending, dark, harsh, ugly, coming, glowering.
menacing, ominous (adjective)
portentous, minacious, Ill-boding, inauspicious, aggressive, alarming, ugly, Looming, cautionary, impending, warning, unsafe, dire, black, minatory, grim, lowering, dangerous, bullying, baleful, sinister, imminent, baneful.
Sense 2 (noun)
Jeopardizing, Imperiling, Risking, Endangering.
Harassing, Bulldozing, Scaring.
Advising, alerting, Cautioning, alarming.
Usage examples for threatening:
- They might be savages creeping upon us, or great birds resting, or any silent, threatening creature of the darkness. - "The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop", Hamlin Garland.
- He went his way shaking his fist and threatening vengeance on both. - "The Children of the Poor", Jacob A. Riis.
- Are you threatening us in their name? - "The Invaders", William Fitzgerald Jenkins.