['θretnɪŋ] or ['θrɛtnɪŋ]
(p. pr. & vb. n.) of Threaten
(-) a. & n. from Threaten, v.
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Synonyms and Synonymous
a. Menacing, impending, impendent, imminent, minatory.
n. Commination, threat, denunciation, menace.
Synonyms and Antonyms
SYN:Menacing, intimidating, minatory, comminatory, minacious, foreboding,unpromising, imminent, impending
ANT:Encouraging, promising, reassuring, enticing, passed, overpast, withdrawn
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- Some sailors being aloft in the main-topsail rigging, the captain had ordered them to race down, threatening the hindmost with the cat-of-nine-tails. Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell. North and South.
- As Mr. Bumble said this, he put on a grim and threatening look, and added, in a low voice, 'Mind what I told you, you young rascal! Charles Dickens. Oliver Twist.
- The long-threatening storm is sure to break at last. Charlotte Bronte. Shirley.
- There'll shortly be an end of YOU,' said Wegg, threatening it with the hat-box. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- The whole garrison turned out under arms and assumed a threatening attitude--yet still we did not fear. Mark Twain. The Innocents Abroad.
- At this hour and by this light it changes into threatening hands raised up and menacing the handsome face with every breath that stirs. Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- Farther west also the troubles were threatening. Ulysses S. Grant. Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant.
- Twice they actually marched right out of Rome, threatening to make a new city higher up the Tiber, and twice this threat proved conclusive. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- Plague came, threatening to destroy at once the aim of the ambitious and the hopes of love. Mary Shelley. The Last Man.
- This last manifestation as by far the most alarming, by reason of its threatening his prolonged stay on the premises, necessitated vigorous measures. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- Might not the acidity, bitte rness, defective flavor, which were threatening the foreign sale of French wines, be owing to ferments? Walter Libby. An Introduction to the History of Science.
- The shadow attendant on Madame Defarge and her party seemed then to fall, threatening and dark, on both the mother and the child. Charles Dickens. A Tale of Two Cities.
- Mobile was important to the enemy, and in the absence of a threatening force was guarded by little else than artillery. Ulysses S. Grant. Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant.
- He sat himself down with a threatening swagger, and said: 'Give me a bottle of wine. Charles Dickens. Little Dorrit.
- A threatening, murderous, dangerous fellow. Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- Still, said Darnay, you know how gloomy and threatening the sky is. Charles Dickens. A Tale of Two Cities.
- Raffles on his side had not the same eagerness for a collision which was implied in Ladislaw's threatening air. George Eliot. Middlemarch.
- This is the third time of your hinting and threatening. Charles Dickens. Little Dorrit.
- At the same time, I suspect him of merely attempting to frighten you, by threatening what he cannot really do. Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
- A threatening, murderous, dangerous fellow! Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- But it always came back to him when alone, and seemed to grow more threatening with years. William Makepeace Thackeray. Vanity Fair.
- The prospect before her now, was threatening to a degree that could not be entirely dispelledthat might not be even partially brightened. Jane Austen. Emma.
- As the whispers became louder, which they did from that time every minute, they became more threatening. Charles Dickens. Little Dorrit.
- With passionate exclamation, as if some torture screw were threatening him, he started up and said, It is impossible! George Eliot. Middlemarch.
- Meanwhile the Persian fleet was on his right flank and between him and Greece, threatening much but accomplishing nothing. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- The Boxers became more and more threatening to the Europeans in China. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- She put two fingers between the leaves, closed the book upon them, and held it up to her son in a threatening way. Charles Dickens. Little Dorrit.
- Well, I reckon, was the reply of the other, as he dodged, with some alarm, the threatening honor. Harriet Beecher Stowe. Uncle Tom's Cabin.
- Then Sheridan leaving with two divisions of cavalry, looked indeed threatening, both to Lee's communications and supplies. Ulysses S. Grant. Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant.
- And then Peter is described as argumenting in a threatening and angrily condition at Judas Iscariot. Mark Twain. The Innocents Abroad.
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