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intimidating


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Intimidate  \In*tim"i*date\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Intimidated}; 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Intimidating}.]  [LL.  intimidatus  p.  p.  of 
  intimidare  to  frighten;  pref.  in-  in  +  timidus  fearful, 
  timid:  cf  F.  intimider  See  {Timid}.] 
  To  make  timid  or  fearful;  to  inspire  of  affect  with  fear;  to 
  deter,  as  by  threats;  to  dishearten;  to  abash. 
 
  Now  guilt,  once  harbored  in  the  conscious  breast, 
  Intimidates  the  brave,  degrades  the  great.  --Johnson. 
 
  Syn:  To  dishearten;  dispirit;  abash;  deter;  frighten; 
  terrify;  daunt;  cow. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  intimidating 
  adj  :  discouraging  through  fear  [syn:  {daunting}] 




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