unthreatening

adjective un·threat·en·ing \ ˌən-ˈthret-niŋ , -ˈthre-tᵊn-iŋ \

Definition of unthreatening

: not presenting a threat : not threatening
  • … Mr. Yanobe's sculptures are friendly, unthreatening beings.
  • —Sarah Bayliss

unthreateningly

adverb

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1903

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