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The transit agency said violators will be put on its Do Not Ride list, which previously has been used for drunk or threatening customers, and is considered a bigger stick than wielding a fine.

However, people high on hope spent less time paying attention to emotionally sad or threatening information.

It actually allowed a considerable amount of opposition activity, as long as it didn’t become threatening.

To make himself seem much less threatening, he’s run not one but two ads with him and a puppy.

Unfamiliar and threatening environments kick our survival instincts up a notch.

But consider how citizens here in the States are now being arrested for posting threatening messages aimed at police on Facebook.

When the father arrived at the hospital, he was told that Andrew Dossi was in surgery, but the wounds were not life-threatening.

Neither is unnerved by her apparent anger, nor do they see her as threatening.

Now hackers are threatening to bomb any theater that shows it.

But the sunlight is threatening to fade and a three-and-a-half-hour river journey back to Kisangani looms.

This information was balm to Louis, as it seemed to promise a peaceful termination to so threatening an affair.

Every light in the hall was ablaze; every lamp turned as high as it could be without smoking the chimney or threatening explosion.

For Tony certainly acknowledged by his attitude the same threatening sense of doom that lay so heavy upon his cousin's heart.

Bellamy's threatening look rose before him, and made them appear even larger and more terrible than they were.

A threatening denunciation was in his visage, as he advanced with his staff of office towards his prisoner.


On this page you'll find 104 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to threatening, such as: aggressive, alarming, cautionary, dangerous, dire, and sinister.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.