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Definitions of threatening

  1. The declaration of a purpose to inflict evil; a denunciation of evil; a menace. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  2. THREATENINGLY. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. a. & n. from Threaten, v. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. a. & n. from Threaten, v. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Indicating a threat or menace: indicating something approaching or impending. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Indicating or conveying a threat; ominous of ill; impending. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. Indicating a threat or menace; indicating something impending. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. Indicating a menace or some evil or danger impending. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for threatening

  1. But as Mr. Larkyns advanced towards him in a threatening attitude, he managed to gasp out: " Why, Charles Larkyns, don't you remember me, Verdant Green?" – The Worlds Greatest Books Vol. II: Fiction by Arthur Mee, J. A. Hammerton, Eds.
  2. So saying he jerked the clothes clear off the cot, threatening Cameron with the tub. – The Sky Pilot in No Man's Land by Ralph Connor
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