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threatening meaning

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  • 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
            • 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.
            • 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.

        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.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Adjectives
            • Morphemes
              • Suffixes
                • Words by suffix
                  • Words suffixed with -ing
              • Nouns
                • Countable nouns
                • Verbs
                  • Verb forms
                    • Participles
                      • Present participles
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