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    Definition of threatening in English Dictionary

  • NounPLthreateningsSUF-ing
    1. An act of threatening; a threat.
    2. Verb
      1. present participle of threaten.
      2. AdjectiveCOMmore threateningSUPmost threatening
        1. Presenting a threat; menacing; frightening.
        2. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • It is a 2.66-mile trioval with long stretches of speed-building asphalt, which have been made less threatening by restrictor plates that cut the horsepower of the powerful stock car engines.
            • Studies of bats’ own escape behavior and how they employ their echolocation and audiovocal communication abilities under life threatening situations, however, are rare [12 ,13 ].
            • One can feel the threatening energy of the thought-forms left in the room after a tense fight.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Adjectives
            • Morphemes
              • Suffixes
                • Words by suffix
                  • Words suffixed with -ing
              • Nouns
                • Countable nouns
                • Verbs
                  • Verb forms
                    • Participles
                      • Present participles
                Related Links:
                1. en threatenings
                2. en threateningly
                3. en threateningness
                Source: Wiktionary
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                Meaning of threatening for the defined word.

                Grammatically, this word "threatening" is an adjective. It's also a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, a verb form.
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