Synonyms for threatening

Synonyms for (adjective) threatening

Synonyms: threatening, baleful, ominous, minacious, minatory, sinister, menacing, forbidding

Definition: threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments

Usage: a 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

Similar words: alarming

Definition: frightening because of an awareness of danger


Synonyms: lowering, heavy, sullen, threatening

Definition: darkened by clouds

Usage: a heavy sky

Similar words: cloudy

Definition: full of or covered with clouds

Usage: cloudy skies