intimidating intimidating  /ɪn ˈtɪ mɪ ˌdeɪ tɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) discouraging through fear

Usage(s):

  1. Unlike Phil Spector, who allegedly motivated the Ramones by having them play at gunpoint, Rubin is neither crazy nor intimidating.
  2. In reality the church is a hugely profitable global racket that survives by intimidating members and critics in a Mafia-like manner.
  3. I'm still waiting for the killer Roomba, upright and intimidating, with a full-size bag and a processor that can map a room with precision.

News

  1. Hanalei man given five years for domestic violence, intimidating witnesses

    A Kauai man convicted of intimidating witnesses against him in a domestic violence case was sentenced to five years behind bars Thursday. Jesse Olanolan, 43 of Hanalei, received the open prison term from Fifth Circuit Chief Judge Randal G. B. Valenciano. Olanolan plead no contest to the 2010 domestic violence charge. Prosecutors had hoped that Olanolan receive consecutive terms for the separate ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: KITV Honolulu

  2. St. Joseph Healthcare Gives Back to Volunteers

    Hospitals can be intimidating for some people, but at St. Joseph Healthcare in Bangor, visitors can see a familiar face. "It makes me feel better to know I'm doing something positive," said Betty Cobb, a hospital volunteer. Cobb has spent every Thursday manning the Gift Shop for the past 25 ye . . .
    on June 21, 2013     Source: WABI Bangor

  3. Gun owners call off bringing weapons to neighborhood events

    Citing intimidating reaction from opponents, a gun-owners group said Thursday it has shelved its intention to gather at Twin Cities neighborhood family events with their weapons in full view.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

Quotes

  1. Mr Johnson said: "People have a fundamental right to feel safe. The vast majority of dog owners are responsible, but some people keep dogs for the sole purpose of intimidating others. It is this sort of behaviour that we are determined to stop."
    on Mar 8, 2010 By: Alan Johnson Source: Times Online

  2. "Whoever thought of — the designer who thought of putting them in — it's a pretty smart idea," Wie said. "It's pretty intimidating when you're looking at it and you see the lines and it's not just a couple of bunkers, it's all...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Michelle Wie Source: The Associated Press

  3. "I'm thrilled with it," said Harrington. "It really is a testing, intimidating golf course - and to break 70...... if I can continue that this week, I'll be a very happy man."
    on Aug 27, 2009 By: Tiger Wood Source: BBC Sport

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