Synonyms for intimidating

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I was on the point of saying this, but Schomberg's stare was intimidating.

"Vow it then, madame," cried the prince, furious at not intimidating his victim.

The tone of the press there was intimidating, particularly toward Russia.

As to intimidating me, or changing my course, the thing cannot be done.

Every thing had been done by the Indians to render this show as intimidating as possible.

There has been no systematic devastation for the purpose of intimidating the people.

However, the Sorbonne had not an intimidating repute for austerity.

There are other allusions to this intimidating insect in this book.

I said this to myself, resolutely, by way of answer to the intimidating storm.

This arbitrary conduct did not succeed in intimidating the other Councillors.

WORD ORIGIN

1640s, from Medieval Latin intimidatus, past participle of intimidare "to frighten, intimidate," from Latin in- "in" (see in- (2)) + timidus "fearful" (see timid). Related: Intimidated; intimidating.

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