intimidation intimidation  /ɪn ˌtɪ mɪ ˈdeɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the act of intimidating a weaker person to make them do something
  2. (n) the feeling of discouragement in the face of someone's superior fame or wealth or status etc.
  3. (n) the feeling of being intimidated; being made to feel afraid or timid
  4. (n) a communication that makes you afraid to try something

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Regrettably, there has been widespread intimidation on both sides.
  2. Monitors recorded acts of harassment, intimidation and multiple voting, and noted that the list of the country's eligible voters mysteriously grew by 5% on election day.
  3. Despite a campaign marked by violence and intimidation, Zimbabweans dare to speak up.

News

  1. Ex-NC Democratic Party worker alleges bias

    A former North Carolina Democratic Party employee has formally accused the party and some of its leaders with discrimination and intimidation while she worked at the organization's headquarters.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: FOX Carolina

  2. Harassment, intimidation and bullying cases drop in Verona schools

    Year two of New Jersey's anti-bullying measures saw a friendlier atmosphere in Verona schools, as instances of intimidation dropped by over 50 percent.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Record

  3. VFW upsets top-seeded Rotary in Portsmouth Little League semifinals

    PORTSMOUTH — VFW showed no intimidation against an undefeated opponent on Tuesday night in the semifinals of the Portsmouth Herald City Little League Championship.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Portsmouth Herald

Quotes

  1. "The United Kingdom is deeply concerned at the arrest and, in some cases, continued detention of some of our hard-working locally engaged staff in Tehran," Miliband said. "This is harassment and intimidation of a kind which is quite...
    on Jun 28, 2009 By: David Miliband Source: Voice of America

  2. "Russia has damaged its credibility and its relations with the nations of the free world," Bush said Friday in his toughest rebuke yet of a nation he once considered a promising if imperfect partner. "Bullying and intimidation are not...
    on Aug 16, 2008 By: President Bush Source: Danbury News Times

  3. "The details are not important and of too great a number to list. But I feel you have the right to know that the level of verbal and violent intimidation towards me, my family, friends and comrades has become intolerable. And the lack of support and...
    on Aug 31, 2009 By: Noel Gallagher Source: Dose.ca

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