Synonyms of threatening in English:

threatening


See definition of threatening

adjective

1‘her mother had received a threatening letter’

SYNONYMS

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’

SYNONYMS

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