Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of threaten.
  • adj. Presenting a threat; menacing; frightening.
  • n. An act of threatening; a threat.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • a. & n. from threaten, v.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • 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.
  • n. The act of one who threatens; a threat; a menace; a menacing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. darkened by clouds
  • adj. threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments

Etymologies

From threaten +‎ -ing. (Wiktionary)

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