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Synonyms for threatening
ˈθrɛt n ɪŋ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. baleful, forbidding, menacing, minacious, minatory, ominous, sinister, threatening(adj)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    grim, inauspicious, sullen, minacious, baneful, lowering, black, baleful, dark, sinister, heavy, minatory, dour, ominous, menacing, ill, forbidding

    Antonyms:
    unalarming, clear

  2. heavy, lowering, sullen, threatening(adj)

    darkened by clouds

    "a heavy sky"

    Synonyms:
    ominous, laboured, sullen, laborious, overweight, toilsome, intemperate, forbidding, with child(p), sound, dark, wakeless, dense, grueling, dour, heavy(p), grave, cloggy, heavy(a), large(p), baleful, clayey, enceinte, minatory, menacing, grievous, glowering, fleshy, sour, weighed down, hard, weighty, impenetrable, gruelling, expectant, lumbering, ponderous, backbreaking, sonorous, great(p), profound, operose, saturnine, heavy, arduous, big(a), labored, moody, morose, punishing, glum, gravid, big(p), minacious, lowering, leaden, sinister

    Antonyms:
    unalarming, clear

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. threatening

    Imminent, from the Latin, with the sense of projecting over, signifies liable to happen at once, as some calamity, dangerous and close at hand. Impending, also from the Latin, with the sense of hanging over, is closely akin to imminent, but somewhat less emphatic. Imminent is more immediate, impending more remote, threatening more contingent. An impending evil is almost sure to happen at some uncertain time, perhaps very near; an imminent peril is one liable to befall very speedily; a threatening peril may be near or remote, but always with hope that it may be averted.

    Synonyms:
    imminent, impending

    Antonyms:
    chimerical, contingent, doubtful, improbable, problematical, unexpected, unlikely

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. threatening

    Synonyms:
    menacing, intimidating, minatory, comminatory, minacious, foreboding, unpromising, imminent, impending

    Antonyms:
    encouraging, promising, reassuring, enticing, passed, overpast, withdrawn

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. threatening(a.)

    Synonyms:
    menacing, impending, impendent, imminent, minatory

  2. threatening(n.)

    Synonyms:
    commination, threat, denunciation, menace

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. threatening(a)

    Synonyms:
    imminent, ominous, impending, minatory, fulminating

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How to use threatening in a sentence?

  1. Parker Rice:

    I am deeply sorry for what I did Saturday night. It was wrong and reckless. I made a horrible mistake by joining into the singing and encouraging others to do the same, on Monday, I withdrew from the university, and sadly, at this moment our family is not able to be in our home because of threatening calls as well as frightening talk on social media.

  2. Abdul Mahdi:

    Threatening the oil interests and blocking roads leading to Iraq's ports is causing big losses exceeding billions of dollars.

  3. Dom Raso:

    You can do all the research and data collection you want and you will find real quick that a life-threatening scenario can unfold at the blink of an eye and when you least expect it, especially for women – criminals are becoming more violent and more risky with their actions.

  4. Scott Nethery:

    There are ups and downs, as DBA is a life-threatening illness with many issues, the bottom line is it’s not easy, but Audrey is totally worth it.

  5. Sweeney Jr.:

    The FBI will always follow threats that cross the line of free speech and threaten the safety of individuals and groups, especially when those threats are based on a religion or race, the fact that Mr. Kelsey allegedly continued his threatening behavior even after being informed that his previous actions were not protected speech makes his actions more abhorrent.


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