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English adjective: threatening

1. threatening threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments

SamplesA baleful look.
Forbidding thunderclouds.
His tone became menacing.
Ominous rumblings of discontent.
Sinister storm clouds.
A sinister smile.
His threatening behavior.
Ugly black clouds.
The situation became ugly.

Synonymsbaleful, forbidding, menacing, minacious, minatory, ominous, sinister



2. threatening darkened by clouds

SamplesA heavy sky.

Synonymsheavy, lowering, sullen



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