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Wordnet 3.0


1. discouraging through fear;
[syn: daunting, intimidating]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

intimidating \intimidating\ adj. discouraging; inhibiting; deterring. Opposite of encouraging. Syn: daunting. [WordNet 1.5]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

intimidating adj 1: discouraging through fear [syn: daunting, intimidating]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

30 Moby Thesaurus words for "intimidating": abusive, admonitory, bludgeoning, blustering, browbeating, bulldozing, bullying, cautionary, comminatory, denunciatory, deterrent, discouraging, disinclining, dissuading, dissuasive, expostulatory, fear-inspiring, foreboding, hectoring, imminent, lowering, menacing, minacious, minatory, monitory, ominous, terroristic, terrorizing, threatening, threatful