Synonyms of threatening in English:


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1‘her mother had received a threatening letter’

menacing, intimidating, bullying, frightening, terrifying, scary, fearsome, mean-looking, alarming, forbidding, baleful
warning, admonitory, cautionary
rare minacious, minatory, minatorial, comminatory

2‘banks of threatening clouds were building up’

ominous, glowering, brooding, sinister, menacing, black, thunderous, dark, wintry, gloomy, heavy, dire, ill, evil, baleful, forbidding, doomy, ugly, unpromising, portentous, foreboding, unpropitious, pessimistic, inauspicious, unfavourable, unlucky, ill-fated, dangerous
archaic direful
rare minacious