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threateningadjective

 us   /ˈθret·ən·ɪŋ/
  • threatening adjective (EXPRESSING POSSIBILITY)

expressing the possibility that something unwanted or unpleasant will happen: Threatening skies meant a storm was coming.
  • threatening adjective (EXPRESSING THREAT)

expressing a threat that someone will be hurt or harmed: She received several threatening phone calls after her appearance on television.
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"threatening" in British English

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threateningadjective

uk   /ˈθret.ən.ɪŋ/ /ˈθret.nɪŋ/  us   /ˈθret.ən.ɪŋ/  /ˈθret.nɪŋ/
(Definition of threatening from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “threatening”
in Chinese (Simplified) 威胁(性)的,恐吓(性)的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 威脅(性)的,恐嚇(性)的…
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