Definitions

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  • adjective Not threatening

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  • adjective not unfriendly or threatening

Etymologies

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un- +‎ threatening

Examples

  • It's very poetic and unthreatening, which is just like Lou in a way, but when you turn a corner, man you turn a corner.

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  • London Evening Standard's Nick Curtis described Henry as "the country's most prominent but unthreatening black entertainer" - the paper removed the word "unthreatening" from later editions - after he won the Standard's theatre award for his performance as Othello.

    The Guardian World News

  • London Evening Standard's Nick Curtis described Henry as "the country's most prominent but unthreatening black entertainer" - the paper removed the word "unthreatening" from later editions - after he won the Standard's theatre award for his performance as Othello.

    The Guardian World News

  • Regardless, his basically "unthreatening" demeanor gets girls into the throes of his sheets all the damn time, anyways.

    Crazy Days and Nights

  • With this in mind, I decide to sign up for a book lovers' dating site, partly because it might ensure I have something to talk about with potential dates, and because it seems unthreatening somehow.

    Diary of a separation

  • Much of American theology, high and low, seems devoted to making Christianity unthreatening to our base desires, our culture and our economy.

    Mark Osler: Worshipping The Irrational Jesus

  • At a pre-trial military hearing, prosecution witnesses testified that the detainees, Hamaady Kareem and Tahah Hanjil, were unthreatening and that their bodies were found in a kneeling position having apparently been shot in the back.

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  • Much of American theology, high and low, seems devoted to making Christianity unthreatening to our base desires, our culture and our economy.

    Mark Osler: Worshipping The Irrational Jesus

  • With this drinking, the ego was irritable and aggressive, which is sad because I used to be the happy drunk who was unthreatening.

    Fallin’ Up

  • That was a reflection both of the middle-class makeup of the protesters and the relatively calm, unthreatening, and apolitical nature of the protest.

    China closes chemical plant targeted by protesters

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