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See definition of cowing on Dictionary.com
  • as intruculent
  • as inintimidation

synonyms for cowing

  • coercion
  • frightening
  • browbeating
  • daunting
  • demoralizing
  • scare tactics
  • terrorizing
  • threatening
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antonyms for cowing

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  • cooperative
  • gentle
  • mild
  • nice
  • tame
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    How to use cowing in a sentence

    If monsters with no information about us landed, they might perpetrate some massacres with the entirely foolish idea of cowing us.
    OPERATION TERRORWILLIAM FITZGERALD JENKINS
    By his shouts he succeeded in so cowing the peasants that they obeyed him and began to beat each other at his command.
    ANARCHISMPAUL ELTZBACHER
    No resistance was attempted, the sight of the soldiers completely cowing the mutineers.
    COLONEL THORNDYKE'S SECRETG. A. HENTY
    Tying to the stake was the most complete means of subjugating and cowing the prisoners.
    SIXTEEN MONTHS IN FOUR GERMAN PRISONSHENRY CHARLES MAHONEY
    This fresh disaster had gone a long way towards cowing them.
    THE SEARCH PARTYG. A. BIRMINGHAM
    Dick, cowing him further with a sustained glare, replaced the paper-weight and directed an envelope.
    QUARTER-BACK BATESRALPH HENRY BARBOUR
    All I reckoned upon was cowing him into a civiller posture of mind, and checking his aggressions and insolence.
    THE FROZEN PIRATEW. CLARK RUSSELL
    Am I to infer that cowing her spouse and swearing outrageously makes her man-like?
    SOME EVERYDAY FOLK AND DAWNMILES FRANKLIN
    The cowing of the Nor'westers' huskies was coincident with the overpowering of the Nor'westers themselves.
    THE LAW OF THE NORTH (ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED AS EMPERY)SAMUEL ALEXANDER WHITE
    He did not hesitate to leave the two conspirators alone together again; he judged that he had succeeded in cowing them both.
    THE WHITE BLACKBIRDHUDSON DOUGLAS
    SYNONYM OF THE DAY
    OCTOBER 26, 1985
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    capacitor

    WORDS RELATED TO COWING

    • browbeating
    • coercion
    • cowing
    • daunting
    • demoralizing
    • frightening
    • scare tactics
    • terrorizing
    • threatening
    Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.