Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of one who threatens; a threat; a menace; a menacing.
- Indicating or containing a threat or menace.
- Indicating some impending evil; specifically, indicating rain or snow.
- Letters demanding money or other property with menaces.
- Letters threatening to accuse any person of a crime, for the purpose of extorting money.
- Letters threatening to kill a person. The precise definition of what facts constitute a penal offense in this respect varies much with the law in different jurisdictions.
- Synonyms Menacing, minatory.
- v. present participle of threaten.
- adj. Presenting a threat; menacing; frightening.
- n. An act of threatening; a threat.
GNU Webster's 1913
- a. & n. from threaten, v.
- adj. darkened by clouds
- adj. threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
- From threaten + -ing. (Wiktionary)
“After Saturday's late disappointment left his team's tilt for the title threatening to sink into quicksand, the Arsenal manager, having”
““You cannot back out on me now,” he said, his expression threatening.”
“But to the threatening is annexed a promise that this shall be a means to convince them of their folly, and bring them home to their duty; and so good shall be brought out of evil, in token of the mercy God has yet in reserve for them.”
“Let us see how terrible the threatening is and the destruction will be.”
“He opted for the village over a hotel, he said, after receiving what he described as threatening messages for wearing fox fur on his costume at the national championships.”
“What good is it going to do by the same one or two Hillary voters coming on the blogs over and over again "threatening" to vote for McCain.”
“I wonder if it was Mel Gibson running amok - recently fallen off the wagon again - "threatening" a paranoid gun-toting citizen.”
“And why the kerfuffle over canine vectorship when you're infinitely more likely to catch something life-threatening from the food itself, or something noxious from the kid at the next table (who is "quite naturally" a better vector than any dog) — and no one's banning food or children.”
“That witch is once again threatening the american people.”
“The Fujian Mawei police is very effective in threatening its citizens.”
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