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Definition of the adjective intimidating

What does intimidating mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. discouraging through fear
    • examples: Don't worry. He may look intimidating at first glance, but he's actually a very friendly person. | It's a bit intimidating. | I don't find it intimidating. | Tom felt demoralised by his boss's intimidating behaviour.
    • synonym of intimidating: daunting
    • similar: discouraging

Alternative definition of the adjective intimidating


  1. See threatening.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Violence, Peace, and Conflict (2008)

Strategic-Tactical:Strategic-Tactical: DominanceDominance Maintaining/ Maintaining/Intimidating/Intimidating/ Threat Controlling Threat Controlling Other despotic and totalitarian regimes are reputed to employ terror more deliberately. Reports ...

Google previewThe Horse-Lover's Encyclopedia (2017)

A-Z Guide - Barrel Racing, Breeds, Cinch, Cowboy Curtain, Dressage, Driving, Foaling, Gaits, Grooming, Legging Up, Mustang, Piebald, Reining, Snaffle Bits, Steeple-Chasing, Tail Braiding, Trail Riding, English and Western, and So Much More by Jessie Haas

It's the easiest jump for the horse to see and negotiate, and should not be intimidating for new riders. Spreads have greater width than an oxer and are often made of three elements, with the height ascending from front to back. A spread may ...

Google previewInternational Human Rights Lexicon (2005)

by Susan Marks, Andrew Clapham

Theactoromission mustaim atobtaining informationora confession, or at punishing, intimidating or coercing the victim or a third person, or at discriminating, onany ground, against thevictim or a third person.44 In this case, three Bosnian ...

Google previewAbuse: An Encyclopedia of Causes, Consequences, and Treatments (2015)

by Rosemarie Skaine

when submission or rejection of this conduct explicitly or implicitly affects an individual's employment, unreasonably interferes with an individual's work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment.” Federal ...

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Quotes about Intimidating

To be honest, I find going out pretty scary and intimidating. Got all those people checking you out, with only one purpose: hooking up. I'm quite the dork, I'd rather sit home and play Scrabble. But that doesn't get you a girl, does it? (Wentworth Miller)
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Scrabble value of I1N1T1I1M3I1D2A1T1I1N1G2

The value of this 12-letter word is 16 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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