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Synonyms for threatening
ˈθrɛt n ɪŋ

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    encouraging, promising, reassuring, enticing, passed, overpast, withdrawn

Princeton's WordNet

  1. baleful, forbidding, menacing, minacious, minatory, ominous, sinister, threateningadjective

    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, threateningadjective

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. threateningadjective

    Synonyms:
    menacing, impending, impendent, imminent, minatory

  2. threateningnoun

    Synonyms:
    commination, threat, denunciation, menace

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. threateningadjective

    Synonyms:
    imminent, ominous, impending, minatory, fulminating

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How to use threatening in a sentence?

  1. Michelle Rinker:

    I love the billboard, we're conservative and there's a lot of corruption that's happened in this country and I don't think it's threatening.

  2. Nancy Pelosi:

    House Republicans are seeking to disguise their efforts, threatening our national security in order to undermine the president’s clear legal authority, we will not be enablers to a Republican government shutdown, partial or otherwise.

  3. Prince Turki al-Faisal:

    They are equally threatening, and one feeds off the other, both of them are equally vicious, equally treacherous, and equally destructive.

  4. Delores Jones-Brown:

    Art is less threatening and people are willing to be exposed to things via art that they are not willing to be exposed to via other means.

  5. Washington College President Sheila Bair:

    He was not pointing it at anybody, he wasn't threatening anybody with it -- it sounds like he was brandishing it, bragging about it.

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