Synonym of threatening

Alternative for threatening

threatens, threatened, threatening

Synonym: admonish, advise, alert, browbeat, bulldoze, bully, caution, forebode, harass, intimidate, menace, terrorize, warn,

Adjective

Bodeful of bad or unfortunate consequences
menacing ominous sinister baleful dire inauspicious foreboding ill portentous black brooding dark doomy forbidding glowering direful evil gloomy heavy minatory thunderous ugly unpropitious wintery wintry bullying dangerous ill-boding minacious pessimistic unfavorable unfavourable unlucky unpromising bodeful comminatory grim ill-fated intimidatory terrorising terrorizing aggressive apocalyptic baneful close fateful forthcoming hostile impendent loury lowering lowery nasty near overhanging portending scowling upcoming at hand adverse bad unfortunate disadvantageous harmful untoward negative damaging malignant perilous calamitous inopportune hurtful malefic detrimental frightening intimidating harsh injurious malevolent prejudicial destructive infelicitous unfriendly alarming malicious wicked pernicious warning poisonous venomous deleterious untimely ill-omened malign deadly worrying fierce terrible bleak mischievous disastrous inexpedient maleficent inhospitable bitter severe noxious impending disturbing parlous painful unhealthy inconvenient antagonistic hazardous unwholesome dismal ruinous unseasonable virulent nocuous premonitory unsuited troublesome critical undesirable inimical ferocious dreadful objectionable unsafe discommodious unpleasant vindictive regrettable precarious sinistrous tough louring moody angry unhappy unsuitable glum catastrophic improper crippling woeful toxic morose fatal subversive cataclysmic unseemly devastating lethal inapt inappropriate prejudicious dour brutal unfit malapropos cancerous counterproductive disagreeable dicey wounding nocent opposed wrong corrupting corrosive cautionary grave corroding incendiary inadvisable ill-suited undermining annihilative eradicative extirpative suicidal ill-advised admonitory very bad minatorial wild looming hard scary doomful disquieting augural suggestive prophetic doomed haunting inconducive treacherous awful counter spiteful acrimonious savage vitriolic violent vicious fearsome murderous rough significant evil-intentioned terrifying hate-filled rowdy indignant aggrieved sulky disparaging discouraging crabby contrary uncontrollable grievous troubled poor sour serious disheartening enraged horrible austere ghastly life-threatening distressing cheerless sombre morbid somber depressing sobering difficult exacting extreme upsetting corruptive imminent mean-looking precursive malificent presaging clouded prescient fearful approaching troubling ill-starred wretched sullen unchancy doom and gloom frowning momentous foreshadowing unsatisfactory tardy unadvantageous late low raging monitory predictive prognosticatory important crucial stern frightful horrendous horrifying fiery stormy uncomfortable daunting rugged grumpy temperamental aggravated surly cantankerous admonishing exemplary cautioning risky creepy eerie tragic exciting intriguing fated exhilarating extraordinary inspiring remarkable phenomenal destined thrilling turbulent volatile unwelcoming jarring stark cross evil-looking spooky eldritch intense harrowing straitened hard-pressed lurid joyless hopeless unwelcome shadowy tortured full of hardship doubtful miserable gray mournful strained doleful chilling grey oppressive nightmarish pressing comfortless desolate exigent messy jeopardous solemn rocky sad feral resentful murky tumultuous considerable acute furious barbarous untamed dodgy brutish vile barbaric mean suggestive of evil dishonest perverse obnoxious blackhearted hair-raising lethiferous pestiferous wrackful noisome insalubrious pestilential internecine harassing wreckful sinful slaughterous annoyed vexed displeased irate irked piqued exasperated irritated consequential major unsettling sickening galled testy tetchy provoked waspish irascible monstrous desperate depraved uncivilised rancorous viperous cruel nefarious villainous fiendish abhorrent serpentine uncivilized abandoned monitorial exhortatory environmentally unfriendly weighty arduous big intensive strenuous toilsome peracute punishing excessive grinding taxing unruly lawless belligerent outraged narky criminal disorderly ratty eggy stroppy shirty callous hardened ruffianly lawbreaking bad-tempered ill-tempered unmanageable awkward ill-timed mistimed jinxed cursed unsympathetic bothersome badly timed luckless hapless unbecoming deplorable ill-chosen lamentable annoying irritating problematic star-crossed discommoding unconducive unsuccessful afflicted out of luck antipathetic anti premature unbefitting incommodious disruptive aggravating early incommoding vexing cataclysmal ill-disposed inept damning forsaken destitute unprosperous undue uncomplimentary refractory abusive in a bad way willful intractable ungovernable wilful wayward recalcitrant appalling headstrong incontrollable froward off-putting vexatious stubborn unyielding against disobliging disappointing averse opposing down on unprofitable precocious distressful shocking ruining destroying heartbreaking unhelpful annihilatory devastative at odds intrusive repugnant testing afflictive shattering abortive ruined pained stricken shattered broken burdened unsynchronized bringing bad luck pestilent tiresome hasty uninviting ravaging too bad foul unhandy obstructive nullifying invalidating annulling counteractive neutralizing indecorous injudicious tactless insidious miasmatic offensive miasmic mortal misjudged ill-judged unwieldy aching hurting iniquitous reprobate not conducive oppugnant inimicable inimic disaffected killing worrisome cumbersome unacceptable tragical heartrending sorrowful blighting earth-shattering impeding hindering trying challenging prohibitive dyslogistic depreciative slighting downside derogatory detracting pejorative debit-side depreciatory catastrophal disobedient balky dubious unhopeful misplaced incongruous unfitting ill-fitted shameful disgraceful snakebitten snakebit blighted contumacious rebellious restive defiant rebel recusant insubordinate incompliant obstreperous unanticipated unexpected on the debit side neutralising accident-prone pitiful ill-considered unforeseen unpredictable unusual surprising unpredicted tough luck behind eight ball bad break down on luck hard luck uncooperative insubmissive obstinate peevish petulant disconcerting cold cool dispiriting horrific displeasing dismaying misfortunate undisciplined unpliable fractious indocile advance too early early on anachronistic out-of-date too late soon a bit previous before time overearly too soon early bird bright and early previous oversoon melancholic unnerving loath unwilling reluctant disinclined irritable bewildering poignant perturbing agonising depressive frustrating macabre irksome backward mephitical hellish unkind dreary repellant repellent loathsome agonizing galling perplexing distasteful unpalatable melancholy revulsive unamusing uncongenial unpleasing distressed allergic indisposed unenthusiastic uneager fromward afraid hesitant disliking agin hostile to antagonistic to resistant to antipathetic to ill-disposed to opposed to having no use for unfavourably disposed to

Adjective

Imminent or about to happen
imminent impending looming pending forthcoming approaching coming in the offing at hand upcoming on the way close near in the wind about to happen nearing proximate oncoming on the horizon to come brewing gathering in the air in the pipeline on the cards menacing upon us expected just around the corner close at hand advancing in store immediate fast-approaching overhanging handwriting-on-the-wall anticipated prospective looming large future in the cards see it coming coming up about to be in prospect in the wings onrushing -to-be approximating arriving hovering portending awaiting ominous on tap on hand waiting to looking to emerging appearing rising in the near future around the corner about going on happening current circulating afoot around abroad at large stirring going about in circulation astir in preparation on the go doing the rounds nigh fast approaching near-at-hand inevasible inevitable likely probable following inescapable unescapable possible expectant unavoidable next ineluctable in view on its way on the verge in the stars on the agenda just round the corner planned eventual subsequent ensuing later under discussion potential downstream succeeding resulting coming soon consequent underway up and coming likely to happen latter down the line down the pike down the road successive considered awaited destined near at hand subsequential consecutive proposed soon-to-be coming after next off directly after coming next drawing near on us to be yet to come scheduled short-term liable to happen convergent contemplated in the works under way in production being prepared happening soon supplied predestined fated round the corner foreseeable moving closer in sight nearly on us ultimate due intended unborn converging progressing extended long-term near-term after hoped-for intending would-be aspiring looked-for successional up-and-coming en route presumptive designate over the long term gaining upon almost on one getting near resultant posterior consequential postliminary pursuing succedent sequential running promised latent sequent supervenient late serial in the making later on in line following after on the trot next up

Adjective

Likely to have adverse consequences
dangerous risky hazardous perilous unsafe high-risk treacherous unsound chancy reckless fraught with danger parlous tricky precarious uncertain unpredictable insecure vulnerable daredevil dicey death-defying exposed breakneck hairy touch-and-go dodgy gnarly sticky venturesome alarming dangersome hot playing with fire Russian roulette shaky ugly unchancy unstable grave serious menacing grievous jeopardizing unhealthy jeopardising delicate critical touchy ticklish fatal difficult iffy deadly touch and go harmful wicked dynamite thorny jeopardous on thin ice speculative destructive desperate problematic terrifying unsteady rocky lethal malignant loaded life-threatening at risk unsure toxic defenceless explosive in danger defenseless injurious in jeopardy adventurous venturous viperous bad severe mortal hanging by a thread exigent haphazard awkward taxing shonky rugged extreme endangered deathly wide-open disastrous long shot on slippery ground adverse incurable capital acute poisonous detrimental out on a limb hurtful damaging deleterious very dangerous turbulent eruptive prejudicial nocuous pernicious inflammatory volatile threatened unreliable unprotected baleful baneful troubling noxious tottering rickety untrustworthy erratic fearsome slippery undependable wobbly open to attack full of upheavals potentially violent in turmoil on a limb nasty heavy portentous pressing queasy urgent impregnable terrible formidable impending on collision course serpentine problematical sensitive knotty prickly tricksy tough catchy spiny dubious capricious unsettled embarrassing scary fluctuant dire very bad incalculable doubtful peracute profound egregious life-and-death in the balance unsecured not secure not stable hanging in the balance charged tense on a slippery slope built on sand overwrought unpleasant painful worrying inflammable barro uncomfortable discomforting anxious strained laborious operose strenuous rough hard combustible stressful volcanic complicated knife-edge highly charged nerve-racking complex involved convoluted vexed quirky intricate perplexing fiddly

Adjective

Having a harsh or menacing demeanor or nature
steely stern grim forbidding severe dour fierce flinty austere intimidating gruff ungentle harsh louring stark ferocious lowering rough vicious fiery rugged pitiless fearsome unrestrained callous fiendish frightening frightful beastly cutthroat bestial hellish horrible venomous aggressive savage menacing wild brutal bullying fell bloodthirsty violent hard cruel murderous barbaric furious rabid truculent ruthless terrorizing forceful merciless barbarous tigerish feral heartless impetuous delirious sadistic inhuman mad thuggish frantic terrorising forcible strong-arm ferine predatory wolfish bullyboy intimidatory coercive oppressive bully-boy physical uninviting distant unapproachable surly sullen serious formidable aloof berserk glum strict sombre crabbed sour somber churlish stony frenzied intemperate dangerous grumpy stiff unsmiling sinister solemn grave cross pugnacious maniacal bleak scowling morose resolute sulky destructive untamed unruly homicidal gray splenetic grouchy cantankerous glowering grey crusty malevolent unmerciful malignant terrible brute explosive frenetic maddened assertive hotheaded convulsive baleful brutish raging bad-tempered potent knock-down-and-drag-out fuming blood-and-guts crazy out of control impassioned bang-bang cut-throat hammer and tongs demoniac headstrong full-blooded hot-tempered radge hot-headed agitated feverish hysterical drag-out knock-down monstrous incessive remorseless uncontrollable raving enraged inhumane undomesticated fearful ill-tempered mean-looking angry rapacious infuriated crazed butcherly animalistic primitive biffo aggers boot-faced unfriendly cold frowning disapproving sober unfeeling icy frosty frigid unsympathetic rigorous inflexible rigid tough authoritarian unyielding ramrod heavy-handed unemotional earnest obdurate stringent strait-laced unbending grim-faced no-nonsense adamant gloomy dismal hard-hearted dreary overbearing unpleasant wicked uncommunicative poker-faced firm relentless tight-lipped melancholic hard-faced dejected ugly saturnine humourless humorless moody implacable bitter inhospitable joyless hostile formal crabby unappeasable brooding dark mortified critical mean cheerless reserved cast-iron unrelenting chilly stuffy exacting uncharitable unforgiving illiberal remote solid astringent inexorable hard-nosed hard-boiled

Adjective

Filled or covered over with clouds
overcast cloudy clouded dull dark grey dismal hazy heavy leaden louring murky overclouded sunless darkened dreary black beclouded dim dirty foggy gloomy hazed lowering menacing misty cheerless clouded over sombre gray nebulous oppressive promising rain somber not clear not fair dusky mucky befogged vaporous smoggy brumous nubilous dense darkening forbidding rainy foreboding ominous claggy dingy shadowy obscure opaque tenebrous unlit lightless caliginous darkish tenebrific crepuscular pitchy dusk obscured rayless stygian gauzy bleak unilluminated dimmed pitch-black pitch-dark soupy darksome darkling indistinct blurred unclear Stygian Cimmerian bleary mushy moonless starless vague fuzzy shady funereal drab muddy faint subfusc nontranslucent nontransparent blurry Tartarean indefinite smoky muzzy thick filmy woolly ill-lit pale blear indistinguishable impenetrable poorly lit wooly unlighted overhanging inhospitable turbid riley brunette swarthy brunet swart frowzy roily confused emulsified veiled roiled badly lit deep thickset undefined undetermined dewy shrouded enveloped lacking definition out of focus fuggy woozy steamy cloud-ridden muddled uncertain loose vapory obfuscated bleared obfuscous fogged in out-of-focus depressing lonely glum forlorn lonesome wretched sad mournful comfortless solitary melancholy drear miserable plutonian elegiacal lugubrious dire sullen chill dreich desolate morose depressive godforsaken saturnine solemn sorrowful morbid elegiac cold sepulchral disconsolate downcast joyless doleful

Adjective

Full of aggression or hostility
aggressive belligerent antagonistic bellicose destructive hostile violent adversarial angry argumentative cantankerous confrontational fierce inhospitable inimical irascible loudmouthed pugnacious quarrelsome stroppy abusive combative defiant exasperated feisty fiery fractious irritable malevolent mean miffy militant narky nasty ornery petulant splenetic sullen surly testy touchy truculent unfriendly warlike cross grouchy grumpy offensive pettish snarly agonistic antipathetic arsey assaultive chippy choleric contentious contrary crabby cranky discordant fretful huffy mighty peppery prickly rancorous scrappy snappish snappy soreheaded unkind bad-tempered hot-tempered ill-tempered quick-tempered short-tempered disputatious gladiatorial brawly aggers warring captious battling fighting spoiling for a fight on the warpath hawkish militaristic martial warmongering sabre-rattling biffo oppugnant litigious disputative jingoistic attacking bloodthirsty bolshie ructious rebellious factious war cavilling brawling wrangling bickering querulous caviling have chip on shoulder ready to fight have a bone to pick ready for a fight provocative battleful cussed soldierly military gung-ho contending sanguinary perverse salty rough tilting ferocious skirmishing wrestling pushy disagreeable hot-blooded naysaying under arms self-assertive itching to fight up in arms invading having a chip on one's shoulder ardent hot flip at loggerheads incursive looking for trouble on the outs have it in for striking dissentious controversial peevish polemical polemic hotheaded tempestuous arguesome invasive assaulting assailing excitable impassioned turbulent difficult unruly passionate churlish thin-skinned on the attack spiteful malicious vitriolic hateful unsympathetic bitter wrathful catty uncooperative contumacious negative vindictive vicious uncongenial dissenting adverse unsociable venomous malignant recalcitrant unpleasant virulent rude hurtful disobedient sour ill-natured viperous refractory harsh challenging poisonous courageous resistant insolent insubordinate foul acrimonious intimidating disapproving spirited malign tetchy jaundiced bold unreceptive ill-humored spiky opinionated forceful eristic ill-disposed ill-humoured obstreperous fire-eating active army uncharitable mutinous restive enthusiastic inconsiderate cruel opposing spunky dissident conflicting opposed militarist gutsy scathing joyless expansionist furious unwelcoming filthy alien adversary bad lively wayward unpropitious maleficent biting malefic opposite willful mean-spirited dour cold acrid trigger-happy at odds disruptive evil-minded intrusive rapacious macho sulky pro-war troublesome awkward dissentient ratty shirty inharmonious war-mongering war-loving plucky determined nonconforming peckish liverish crotchety grumbling curmudgeonly waxy strident disputable litiginous litigatious hot-button noncivil combatant chauvinistic flag-waving armed irregular persuasive uncompromising outspoken colonialistic imperialistic obnoxious rotten on a short fuse bilious savage ireful eristical carnivorous wretched vile assertive divided split declinatory refusing divergent impatient objecting declining short-fused envenomed pernicious censorious heated vigorous wounding anti averse against resentful quarrelling tumultuous disagreeing oppositional radical gung ho crabbed indignant irate waspish hate-filled ultra-active two-fisted extremist extreme combating brave noncompliant fanatical zealous embattled ill disharmonious insurrectionary clashing seditious sectarian schismatic bristling inflammable intolerant antisocial embittered vengeful manic hysterical icy uncomfortable lawless ugly uneasy discourteous warrish revolutionary assertory service down on unwilling adversative accusatorial reluctant oppugning obstinate itching dead set against dissenting from acting in opposition in disagreement with at variance with at odds with set against non-compliant soldier-like heroic naval allergic deadly vituperous terrifying cowing terrorising trenchant sharp mordacious frightening browbeating caustic terrorizing bullying mordant divisive malcontent insurgent estranged alienated disaffected troublemaking partisan rival tough daring resisting audacious sensitive valiant valorous in arms intransigent quarreling at variance mettlesome alive energetic bubbly peppy gritty frisky gutty zestful game hearty intractable subversive untoward ungovernable wilful froward rebel recusant incompliant balky dysfunctional full-blooded go-getting high-strung full of pep delinquent disregardful cheeky insubmissive reckless dareful sassy resistive naughty badly behaved undisciplined ill-disciplined mischievous impudent badly-behaved misbehaving whiny problematic socially impaired trying self-willed tiresome erratic errant unmanageable disturbed pesky roguish rowdy undisciplinable ill-behaved demanding troublous incorrigible maladjusted exasperating unrestrainable uncontrollable stubborn irksome uncompliant rascally uncontainable devilish wearisome indocile disorderly

Adjective

Causing anxiety or concern
perturbing discomforting discomposing disquieting distressing disturbing nagging nasty troublesome troubling troublous unsettling upsetting worrisome aggravating agitating alarming annoying bothersome burdensome consequential creepy depressing difficult disagreeable discommoding disconcerting discouraging dismaying disruptive distressful embarrassing foreboding frightening gloomy harassing hard impeding inconvenient intrusive irksome irritating laborious nerve-racking ominous onerous painful perplexing pessimistic prophetic provoking severe sinister startling tiresome toilsome tormenting trying uncertain unpleasant vexing wearisome worrying confronting displeasing harrowing hurtful shocking disappointing restless anxious nail-biting hairy tense unnerving nerve-wracking fraught nervous uneasy vexatious daunting dreadful concerning awkward horrifying niggling scary forbidding frightful horrible ghastly agonizing traumatic dire appalling terrible horrendous agonising galling harrying taxing pestilential awful loathsome exasperating maddening tricky thorny problematic monstrous grave macabre infuriating pesky abominable terrifying horrific vile pestiferous horrid pestilent plaguy atrocious grim frustrating gruesome direful distasteful unwelcome ugly intimidating off-putting objectionable antagonizing rankling infernal grating riling foul antagonising chafing nettlesome peeving uncomfortable unpalatable abrasive anxious-making disgusting rebarbative carking nettling grisly bad formidable fearsome jarring pesty plaguey confounded wretched mean bitter hideous cussed fearful redoubtable repugnant nightmarish bewildering unpleasing prickly uncongenial hair-raising sticky spine-chilling gut-wrenching revolting tedious odious teasing execrable sickening miserable nauseating detestable dread woeful dismal enraging lurid deplorable nauseous sad wearing hellacious unamusing wicked repellent dangerous abhorrent repellant enough to try the patience of a saint enough to drive you up the wall tragic confusing scaring hateful boring demanding petrifying stressful rotten torturous disheartening surprising chilling poor doleful lousy harsh unspeakable gnawing affecting bedevilling discomfiting stunning astonishing amazing staggering bothering offensive repulsive lamentable challenging stupefying pathetic tragical cruel distracting afflicting punchable excruciating hostile grievous heartbreaking saddening obnoxious gross unfortunate heinous bloodcurdling menacing abysmal bedeviling sorrowful regrettable godawful sombre somber bleak unhappy heart-rending heartrending poignant causing fear pitiless vicious ruthless savage oppressed impoverished stark brutal merciless eerie flustering baffling devastating poverty-stricken spooky apprehensive scandalous outrageous damnable disgraceful eldritch baleful blood-curdling spine-tingling distractive disrupting diverting diversionary irking accursed fiendish infamous pernicious fell devilish obscene extraordinary unexpected dispiriting puzzling knotty heartstopping rancid grewsome overwhelming evil noisome fulsome noxious terrific nightmare unforeseen jaw-dropping incommodious arduous oppressive glaring cursed melancholic unlucky testing austere parlous unfavorable unfavourable festering antipathetic moving touching sudden jolting astounding dumbfounding flabbergasting dumfounding eye-opening blindsiding remarkable dramatic from hell mephitical hellish irritable unpropitious unkind dreary hopeless sullen morose troubled glum melancholy depressive revulsive inauspicious distressed cheerless importunate unsatisfying unattractive impossible intractable undisciplined murder tough heavy uphill rowdy infestive ungovernable rough damaging repressive messy disorderly demoralizing grotesque unsightly piteous pitiful humourless crummy humorless unbearable sober unsavory mortifying solemn pitiable unsatisfactory icky stinking unacceptable sedate undesirable diabolical unendurable stirring emotional impactful intense tearful impressive mournful uncool yukky grotty grody sour unappealing yucky uninviting afflictive demoralising unsavoury anguished beastly unlovely plaintive tear-jerking sentimental tender passionate expressive nostalgic heart-breaking extremely bad

Adjective

Showing a desire to resist authority, control, or convention
rebellious recalcitrant unruly defiant disobedient insubordinate intractable turbulent ungovernable refractory contumacious disaffected mutinous rebel resistant unmanageable obstreperous uncontrollable wayward disorderly revolutionary balky contrary difficult disloyal dissentient froward incompliant insurgent malcontent nonconformist obstinate recusant restive seditious untoward wilful willful bolshie incorrigible insurrectionary alienated anarchistic armed attacking bellicose dissident factious fractious iconoclastic individualistic militant pugnacious quarrelsome radical restless sabotaging stubborn treacherous treasonable warring impudent insolent challenging hostile antagonistic subversive renegade insurrectionist traitorous nonconforming up in arms riotous lawless rioting unbiddable out of control dissenting heretical maverick unorthodox apostate schismatic mutinying perverse awkward disobliging unaccommodating uncooperative obstructive headstrong cussed unhelpful annoying troublesome unreasonable stroppy vexatious tiresome capricious thrawn obdurate mulish anti cantankerous renitent arsey disagreeing contrariant pervicacious contrarious paradoxical adverse discordant discontented against unwilling opposed wrongheaded cross-grained ornery self-willed bloody-minded antipathetic pigheaded converse bull-headed negative pig-headed inimical dissatisfied estranged intransigent combative frustrated resentful dead set against hostile to averse to disinclined to accept reluctant to accept unyielding unenthusiastic about opposed to inimical to unwilling to accept opposing disgruntled uncompliant unfriendly unsubmissive disillusioned apathetic indifferent cynical fed up

Adjective

Not restrained or held in check
rampant unrestrained unbridled unchecked uncontrolled widespread epidemic rife wild aggressive dominant excessive outrageous pandemic raging rank tumultuous violent abandoned exuberant flagrant intemperate pervasive prevalent rampaging raw runaway unbounded uncontrollable unhampered unhindered vehement luxuriant profuse riotous ungovernable wanton blustering boisterous clamorous extensive extravagant fecund flourishing furious growing impetuous multiplying out of control predominant proliferating rambling spreading turbulent unruly exceeding bounds out of hand spreading like wildfire on the rampage unconstrained unrestricted uninhibited immoderate uncurbed ungoverned undisciplined unimpeded irrepressible profligate unsuppressed chaotic licentious incontinent full-on free untrammelled unmanageable unfettered inordinate untrammeled lawless disorderly reckless disobedient dissolute self-indulgent unstoppable uncontainable unquenchable noisy unlimited unconfined loose not controlled rowdy extreme wayward stubborn overindulgent running wild rough indiscriminate tempestuous anarchic untamed unreasonable dissipated refractory debauched immoral severe passionate uproarious obstreperous mutinous impotent unregulated driverless mass rabid enthusiastic unconcealed crazed madcap crazy hysterical berserk over-the-top unmanaged depraved corrupt unopposed unobstructed self-willed unconventional heavy incorrigible impulsive reprobate unprincipled sinful wicked unshackled attention-seeking extrovert shameless natural boundless corybantic incautious irrational unbound footloose undue unjustified prodigal unrepressed raving thrilled rash unwarranted spontaneous saturnalian frank plenary open flamboyant exaggerated candid audacious impertinent bizarre limitless blunt giddy flighty unsubmissive egregious lavish imprudent uncalled for dissipative O.T.T. over the top lacking self-control expanding augmented rapid change ascending rapid growth mounting greedy unbalanced rebellious stormy agitated intractable unstable exponential recalcitrant explosive seditious rugged unsettled roller-coaster willful untoward wilful defiant froward contrary rebel recusant insubordinate incompliant balky contumacious restive storming full of confusion fiery excited shaking roughhouse perturbed bitter full of ups and downs full of upheavals full of conflict demonstrative destructive rambunctious raucous vociferous stern termagant in turmoil unrestrainable without law and order fractious difficult headstrong perverse obstinate bolshie disruptive uncooperative insurgent obdurate awkward stroppy troublesome incontrollable disaffected insurrectionary delinquent unbiddable intransigent badly behaved revolutionary noncompliant unyielding ill-disciplined pigheaded non-compliant mulish naughty mischievous resistant bloody-minded inflexible dissident errant nonconformist uncompliant factious impossible dissentient indomitable bull-headed indocile stiff-necked rampageous impish quarrelsome cussed ornery roguish rascally insurrectionist rude subversive loud iconoclastic unpredictable rioting roisterous traitorous radical unbending problematic anarchistic determined rackety bellicose insolent rumbustious annoying pugnacious uncompromising cantankerous thrawn renitent badly-behaved pervicacious immovable bad contrarious exasperating malcontent alienated rollicking dissentious disloyal dissenting treacherous unbearable intolerable insuppressible persistent adverse anarchical strong nonconforming mutinying robustious treasonable resisting unmalleable unorthodox undisciplinable knockabout hell-raising militant challenging contentious impudent argumentative truculent unaccommodating demanding up in arms strong-willed dogged lawbreaking disordered unpersuadable adamant insubmissive vexatious insoluble hostile antagonistic negative opinionated misbehaving capricious pertinacious stubborn as a mule evil unpliable inimical tough bullheaded playful resistive tricksy brattish scampish puckish prankish pat cross-grained fiendish gallus wrong pig-headed full of mischief irreconcilable estranged haughty unsubduable renegade heretical maverick apostate schismatic nonobservant robust unwilling resolved malign malevolent maleficent malicious spiteful obstinately disobedient untameable untrained loutish disturbed maladjusted disobliging uncomplying complex burdensome unsteady unschooled swaggering swashbuckling cavalier tricky obstructive unhelpful opposing withstanding loudmouthed brawling ugly tiresome incurable nuts insurmountable as stubborn as a mule unadaptable inconsistent overwhelming intense freaked overpowering disputatious implacable daring provocative bold with a will of one's own determined to have one's own way rock-ribbed problem antisocial erratic fickle paradoxical contrariant discordant arsey disagreeing wild and woolly impossible to cope with belligerent confrontational unresponsive restless individualistic warring armed sabotaging attacking wrongheaded antipathetic converse unrelenting deranged disorganised turbid hedonistic uncontained helter-skelter disorganized beside oneself combative rip-roaring unlawful hard-line thorny locked resolute tenacious knotty roistering feisty hardheaded adamantine inconvincible hardened hard ossified piercing screaming booming strepitous blusterous indisciplined scrappy hard-nosed self-opinionated deaf to reason loath negativistic averse reluctant indisposed hesitant like a loose cannon undependable locked in tough nut hang tough raising Cain misbehaved disregardful cheeky dareful sassy gutsy raunchy artful kiddish infantile ill-natured sly frolicsome foxy bothersome ill-behaved ruffianly thoughtless immature childish inconsiderate disrespectful devilish drunk raising the roof untimely unfortunate aberrant arbitrary revolting terrorist ready for a fight out-of-line out-of-control inconvenient inopportune unfavorable unfavourable lacking self-restraint spoiling for a fight uncivilised tyrannous despotic heterodox fierce terrorising warlike savage barbarous unpeaceful terrorizing uncivilized nihilistic uncultivated infringing piratical impolite out-of-order teasing worthless unanticipated ill-timed unexpected on-a-tear unforeseen disastrous unusual surprising unpredicted mistimed lacking control unendurable objectionable offensive unlucky unwelcome infelicitous inauspicious inapt irritating unsuitable inappropriate bad-mannered insupportable terrible painful insufferable malapropos badly timed unseasonable excruciating maddening infuriating dreadful improper unpropitious misfortunate disturbing unpleasant hapless ill-starred star-crossed luckless frantic irresistible unacceptable mad forceful fervid frenzied maniacal manic beyond bearing not to be borne perfervid passional hyper carried away beside yourself like one possessed

Adjective

Certain to be or do something
destined fated certain foreordained ordained bound doomed meant predestined preordained predetermined assured designed foredoomed guaranteed intended sure brewing closed coming compelled compulsory condemned directed forthcoming impending ineluctable inescapable inevitable inexorable instant looming menacing near overhanging predesigned sealed settled stated unavoidable very likely in the wind nailed on at hand hanging over in prospect in store in the air to come in the cards que sera sera that will be written in the cards that is to be way the ball bounces expected imminent ineludible unescapable anticipated planned unpreventable necessary required sure to happen bound to happen in the bag set predictable proposed calculated scheduled determined prospective future prearranged pre-elected fixed predicted ineliminable in the offing slated envisioned advised automatic mandatory natural undeniable impreventable unalterable promised projected due clear inevasible targeted arranged to be anticipated to be expected hoped-for asked for pinned counted on wished-for determinist foreseen deterministic prophesied prophesized predestinated prejudged meant to be obvious patent manifest appointed returnless infallible inerrant mapped out in advance definite trusted out of one's hands all sewn up doubtless nailed-on decided by fate in the stars next likely to be assured of doing something approaching ultimate nearing upcoming up and coming oncoming just around the corner in the course of time advancing pending close awaited proximate unfolding in preparation close at hand resulting on us supplied on the horizon on the way about to happen in the pipeline on the cards purposed foreseeable decreed reliable obligatory fateful prescribed unfailing decided irrevocable effective binding dependable irresistible agreed without recourse all locked up for sure for certain no ifs ands or buts certain to happen open and shut preset pre-agreed pre-planned pre-decided preplanned pre-established cut and dried set up programmed encoded established in advance premeditated foredestined arranged in advance precogitated forethought decided beforehand deliberate

Noun

Loud, aggressive, or indignant talk with little effect
bluster bombast boasting braggadocio bravado swaggering bragging hectoring ranting thundering bluff brag bull bullying cockalorum domineering fanfaronade gas gasconade grandiloquence magniloquence rant rhodomontade rodomontade threats bumptiousness humbug imperiousness swagger boisterousness crowing hot air rabidity rampancy empty threats boastfulness fustian rhetoric pretension showing off pomposity grandiosity boast swashbuckling braggart show ostentation swank wind verbiage pretentiousness turgidity oratory exaggeration vaunting skite vaunt self-glorification rage rhapsody big talk posturing gloating crowing. bluster pride boaster loftiness swaggerer pompousness bunk blah-blah-blah gasconader blowhard boastful ornateness orotundity eloquence bragger machismo boldness overstatement self-praise swanking gascon idle talk cracker storming fuming railing daring audacity swelling blowing bold manner talk raging guts blower vaunter tall talk fancy talk vainglory display brashness puffery heroics assertion claim self-satisfaction avowal blather claptrap blether nonsense verbosity conceit showing-off bunkum periphrasis euphuism affectedness tirade guff bosh empty talk harangue diatribe tympany tumidity rave padded verboseness bombastry stuffed altiloquence stuff cotton affectation pad aureation balderdash long-windedness philippic extravagant boasting self-aggrandizement bombard phrase purple prose self-glory self-flattery self-importance self-promotion jeremiad vociferation broadside oration raving yelling histrionics outburst verbal onslaught windiness prolixity portentousness wordiness sonorousness declamation speech-making elocution spieling whaikorero speechifying speech speechmaking public speaking pedantry turgor immodesty arrogance posing twaddle grandness fluency Gongorism delicacy floridness purism mouth expressiveness flatulence empty words gassiness babble discussion speaking diction articulation debating idle words a way with words gift of the gab way with words hyperbole wordcraft style vocabulary composition writing address words language extravagant language discourse idiom flowery language

Verb

Present participle for to state one's intention to take hostile action against (someone) in retribution for something done or not done
bullying cowing intimidating menacing terrorising terrorizing browbeating pressurising pressurizing scaring frightening warning alarming abusing admonishing blackmailing blustering cautioning comminating enforcing forewarning fulminating growling scowling snarling spooking tormenting leaning on flexing muscles issuing threats to looking daggers making threat making threats against making threats to pushing around threatening to harm threatening to kill walking heavy shaking fist at coercing bulldozing strong-arming blackjacking forcing compelling hectoring dragooning tyrannizing pressuring harassing domineering mau-mauing constraining tyrannising badgering hounding bogarting railroading bullyragging oppressing bludgeoning picking on obliging harrying driving impelling persecuting pressing appalling nagging pushing riding roughshod over terrifying influencing putting pressure on using strong-arm tactics on putting the screws on buffaloing mistreating muscling sandbagging making impressing obligating victimizing squeezing brainwashing goading pestering victimising overbearing hustling using pressure on fast-talking prevailing on acting on working on putting under an obligation bringing pressure to bear on putting the squeeze on bossing about bossing around maltreating plaguing affrighting overawing awing aweing steamrollering riding brutalising brutalizing kicking around subjugating baiting teasing heckling dominating prodding bouncing pushing about twisting someone's arm despotizing press-ganging scaring the bejesus out of putting heat on putting the frighteners on twisting somebody's arm inhibiting treading on trampling on barbarizing vandalizing kicking about leaning chivvying worrying persuading pushing someone around castigating turning on the heat riding roughshod irritating swaggering hassling vandalising urging repressing concussing besetting suppressing restricting shotgunning hindering petrifying lording it over putting through the wringer putting the chill on taunting annoying antagonizing chivying high pressuring twisting one's arm distressing aggrieving antagonising manhandling forcing somebody's hand putting the arm on making an offer they can't refuse scarifying startling panicking shocking horrifying frighting alaruming misusing overwhelming overpowering mishandling torturing striking terror into striking terror in dismaying upsetting playing the heavy with ill-using messing over putting down ill-treating treating harshly walking all over filling with terror inspiring panic in venturing risking compromising jeoparding imperilling imperiling endangering periling hazarding adventuring jeopardizing making it hot for someone scaring to death frightening out of your wits putting the fear of God into making things hot for someone ramrodding portending gambling with chilling lowering chillin bothering jeopardising looming impending daunting subduing uttering threats to whipping around unnerving ruffling scaring hell out of scaring off discouraging disconcerting disheartening deterring agitating disturbing demoralizing troubling fazing shaking rattling abashing perturbing demoralising flustering putting off disquieting throwing psyching out unsettling discomfiting vexing bugging molesting scaring stiff confusing putting the wind up unmanning making nervous throwing into a panic confounding discomposing making your hair stand on end getting to astounding perplexing depressing irking filling with fear shaking up dispiriting scaring someone out of their wits scaring the pants off eating scaring the living daylights out of throwing into a blue funk throwing off balance exploiting giving a hard time nonplussing jolting frustrating fleecing outraging bedevilling devilling deviling bedeviling exasperating unhinging discomforting scaring witless needling repelling stunning bleeding attacking flooring taking aback consternating giving someone goose pimples stupefying scaring away frightening to death putting someone off their stroke dissuading preying on taking advantage of curdling the blood frightening the living daylights out of making one's flesh creep making your blood run cold giving one the creeps cheating swindling embarrassing bewildering dejecting making anxious disgusting nettling amazing dogging weakening sickening stiffing showboating scandalizing niggling discountenancing peeving mystifying riling aggravating enervating enfeebling giving someone the heebie-jeebies flummoxing narking chafing grating frosting getting rasping itching galling spiting griping piquing making teeth chatter freezing your blood making someone jump out of their skin getting the wind up chilling to the bone making blood run cold scaring the life out of scaring the hell out of frightening the life out of frightening someone out of their wits discombobulating trying weighing surprising scandalising enthralling putting out making someone shake in their shoes sending into a cold sweat throwing into a fright hunting burning up pursuing hacking off provoking making one's blood run cold putting into a flap throwing into a tizz extorting rattling one's cage scaring the pants off of causing someone to lose their composure driving up the wall hogging staring down putting off balance outstaring outfacing standing up to frightening off emasculating putting someone off insulting disempowering giving someone hell mortifying throwing into panic freezing paralyzing paralysing with fear paralysing angering chilling off flurrying chilling someone to the marrow moving puzzling dumbfounding scaring someone half to death putting the wind up someone stirring making your flesh creep striking fear into knocking for a loop grossing out muddling jarring traumatizing astonishing affecting revolting making one's teeth chatter making someone jump out of his skin scaring the living daylights out of someone miffing disarming traumatising unstringing making worried blinding someone with something furbelowing exciting wearing frilling disrupting winding up getting across stumping fretting throwing into tizzy fuddling abrading taking someone's breath away hoodwinking tricking striking flabbergasting grandstanding hotdogging dazzling knocking props out throwing a curve making waves harrowing stressing talking out of undermining distracting uncalming sapping offending nauseating making uneasy blowing away knocking socks off crushing destabilizing unbalancing baffling distressing greatly bowling over throwing off setting back catching conning dashing disappointing mithering stressing out beleaguering giving a turn carping casting down straining giving a bad time breathing down someone's neck despoiling paining burning driving round the bend macerating foraying gnawing giving someone grief driving round the twist keeping on at jerking around noodging destabilising blinding making downhearted making despondent scolding criticizing prostrating disparaging dampening deprecating afflicting drooping chiding manipulating wringing berating picking at caviling cavilling fussing beating down causing to lose heart seizing depredating burdening loading preoccupying living on devouring raiding plundering killing feeding on consuming living off taxing haunting pulling the rug from under putting a damper on breaking one's heart enslaving pecking at criticising henpecking pulling the rug out from under making afraid making jump making fearful giving someone a fright making someone's hair stand on end giving someone a turn wronging crucifying beating exiling injuring expelling living off the backs of taking for a ride playing on stepping on ripping off putting one over on walking over sucking dry withholding rights from treating unfairly imposing on finding fault singling out sticking the knife into getting the knife into scaring the daylights out of making one's hair stand on end

Verb

Present participle for to make a threat against someone
endangering imperilling imperiling jeopardising jeopardizing menacing periling making vulnerable exposing to danger putting at risk putting on the line putting in jeopardy driving a nail into the coffin of risking hazarding exposing compromising jeoparding adventuring venturing gambling with harming injuring damaging chancing putting in danger posing a threat to leaving vulnerable doing harm to prejudicing staking laying on the line leaving defenseless laying open undermining weakening jeopardying implicating placing in danger subjecting to loss putting under suspicion making liable selling out overhanging hanging over hovering over impending over gambling looming over betting daring guessing suggesting asking proposing supposing wagering trying submitting presuming taking a chance going for broke skating on thin ice taking a chance with throwing out taking a plunge going out on limb exposing to risk leaving unprotected subjecting to tempting fate gambling on tempting speculating playing with fire running the risk of courting running the risk laying bare sticking one's neck out having a fling at taking the risk of dicing with going out on a limb flirting with taking a chance on chancing on flirting braving essaying assaying challenging experimenting with leaping before looking leaving to luck running the chance tempting fortune tossing up casting lots drawing lots hanging by a thread taking a crack at making a stab at taking the liberty taking the liberty of rolling the dice going out of one's depth sticking your neck out putting eggs in one basket putting it on the line taking shot in the dark subjecting making subject standing a chance of laying open to jeopardizing by putting in harm's way leaving unprotected from leaving open endangering by putting at risk of imperilling by putting in jeopardy of

Verb

Present participle for seem likely to produce an unpleasant or unwelcome result
presaging promising announcing auguring boding foreshadowing foretelling heralding portending prophesying indicating meaning signalling signaling signifying spelling warning of betokening foreboding foretokening harbingering amounting to giving a warning of pointing to adding up to predicting forecasting adumbrating denoting foreshowing omening prognosticating vaticinating divining reading calling forboding bespeaking prefiguring forewarning foreseeing soothsaying having a hunch purporting messaging stopping offering implying bidding fair feeling sensing intuiting forewarning of marking designating warning sanctioning forerunning forespelling revealing spaeing auspicating prevising manifesting identifying flagging having a feeling psyching out figuring out calling it hinting premonishing calling the shots seeing coming anticipating suggesting envisaging projecting envisioning expecting foreknowing seeing figuring apprehending doping out speculating telegraphing making book visualizing calling the turn visualising proclaiming estimating calculating conjecturing predetermining guessing croaking reckoning saying demonstrating gaging showing gathering determining surmising reasoning imagining concluding gauging hinting at perceiving hazarding a guess telling of seeing it coming inferring declaring evidencing tipping planning picturing supposing presuming judging disclosing representing previsioning psyching it out discerning forefeeling espying understanding fancying believing giving notice of witnessing crystal balling it thinking likely expressing importing symbolizing symbolising seeing in the cards shadowing backing obfuscating obscuring outlining misting clouding intimating sketching darkening prophecying pronouncing napping telling doping divulging seeing the future thinking of seeing future preceding declaring arrival seeing something coming calling the shot indicating the coming of giving warning of conceiving viewing conceiving of visioning seeing in one's mind's eye ushering in typifying ballyhooing showing in touting coming before looking betiding noting asserting paving the way for opening the way for paving the way displaying insinuating evincing looking like seeming likely leading you to expect hypothesizing ascertaining connoting testifying theorizing deducing illustrating registering recording attesting giving hope of leading to expect giving hope holding probability holding a probability of showing signs of holding out hope postulating considering positing daresaying trusting deeming suspecting presupposing contemplating thinking proving reflecting arguing betraying assuming entertaining showing all the signs bringing hope leading one to expect giving every indication of premising pointing toward bearing witness to flagging up pointing at pegging made known pinning down signposting testifying to buttoning down signing pinpointing foretasting hypothesising theorising holding out hopes of giving an indication of giving good grounds for expecting halsening forespeaking pre-empting sizing up bargaining on coming to the conclusion taking for granted having sneaking suspicion banking on waiting for preparing for drawing the inference counting upon watching for counting on hoping for allowing for having a hunch of counting chickens looking for reckoning on bargaining for figuring on contemplating the possibility of planning on getting the idea taking it as given regarding as likely taking it thinking it likely planning for telling in advance seeing handwriting on wall

Verb

Present participle for lessen the effectiveness, power, or ability of, especially gradually or insidiously
undermining weakening sabotaging subverting damaging hurting impairing compromising disabling injuring crippling diminishing reducing ruining sapping enfeebling hindering impeding marring spoiling botching shaking debilitating disempowering eating away whittling away attenuating blunting challenging corroding demoralising demoralizing denting destabilising destabilizing digging emasculating foiling fouling up frustrating mining sandbagging softening thwarting torpedoing tunnelling tunneling wearing wrecking digging out dragging through the mud hollowing out chipping away at clipping one's wings queering the pitch of poking full of holes knocking the bottom out of putting the kibosh on throwing a monkey wrench in the works of throwing a spanner in the works of destroying harming lessening disrupting decreasing breaking undoing blighting prejudicing invalidating queering consuming eroding using up wearing away crushing having a bad effect on upsetting unsettling pulling the rug out from under whittling dislocating knocking off balance demolishing endangering shattering scotching scuppering devastating smashing striking at the foundations demeaning minimizing belittling minimising detracting undercutting imperiling imperilling jeopardizing chipping away blowing bodging vitiating jeopardising worsening putting at risk playing havoc with deteriorating enervating endamaging blemishing flawing crabbing defacing bloodying disfiguring cheapening devaluing totaling unfitting tarnishing disqualifying dinging tweaking totalling debasing devaluating crossing up roughing up making useless losing strength messing up cutting taking the edge off diluting thinning tempering shrinking depleting abating watering down excavating limiting checking curbing lowering moderating mitigating contracting burrowing adulterating constricting calming assuaging cutting out gouging out soothing easing dimming driving a nail into the coffin of channeling channelling grubbing curtailing pruning numbing dulling gouging hollowing delving drilling boring dampening deadening downscaling restricting downsizing narrowing disturbing retrenching cutting down paring down cutting back cutting away sapping the strength of deflating extenuating offsetting rarefying lightening dissipating cooling encroaching on infringing muffling allaying de-escalating knocking down making weaker scooping out cauterizing mollifying appeasing alleviating damping relieving benumbing sating slaking toning down interfering with cauterising obtunding desensitising putting a damper on hebetating desensitizing lacing sophisticating extending placing a limit on thinning out softening up

Verb

Present participle for to come face to face with (someone) with hostile or argumentative intent
confronting defying tackling bearding challenging facing braving opposing accosting resisting approaching assaulting attacking meeting brazening breasting daring detaining encountering outbraving outfacing waylaying collaring halting nobbling stopping affronting antagonising antagonizing calling out coping with dealing with flouting fronting provoking repelling scorning squaring up to taking aside withstanding meeting head-on brazening out facing down facing up to facing with going one-on-one meeting eyeball-to-eyeball standing up to telling off calling one's bluff coming up against going up against making my day coming face to face with mocking denouncing coping outdaring urging disregarding spurning insulting bullying squaring off laughing at mustering courage throwing down gauntlet taking one on running the gauntlet knocking chip off shoulder stepping over the line venturing taking on flying in face of meeting head on standing up against throwing down the gauntlet at engaging handling fighting taking experiencing enduring battling suffering bearing countenancing tolerating crossing standing courting swallowing stomaching risking eyeballing sustaining disobeying abiding brooking playing allowing contemning contending with bracing for sticking deriding repulsing despising gibing rebelling slighting ridiculing submitting to playing against grappling with making a stand calling someone's bluff sticking fast taking a stand against holding out against hanging tough treating with contempt putting up a fight against taking the bull by the horns hurling defiance at