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What is another word for intimidating?

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Adjective
Causing fear, alarm or terror
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“This is a truly intimidating storm. This blackens the sky and sends people scurrying. It makes cowards of us all.”
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Having a harsh or menacing demeanor or nature
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“With an intimidating look on his face and the coldness in his eyes, Fred started to speak, in his low intimidating voice.”
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Hostile or aggressive in nature
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“Even her grandfather, who had been an intimidating tyrant to his sons, loved her.”
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(of a person) Lacking sophistication or refinement
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Requiring, or involving, great mental or physical effort
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Present participle for to scare or cause to feel fear
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“Maybe my stare was not enough to intimidate him. I'll have to work on that.”
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Present participle for to bully or threaten, especially by causing others to feel frightened
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“I attempted to reason the case with him, but he would hear no arguments except his own, and even tried to intimidate me with threats.”
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Present participle for to persuade (an unwilling person) to do something by using force or threats
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Present participle for to rule over or control arbitrarily or arrogantly
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Present participle for to subject to aggressive pressure or harassment
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Present participle for to influence someone (usually dishonestly) in return for money
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Present participle for to convince or manipulate
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Present participle for to nag persistently
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Present participle for to disconcert someone with an unblinking face-to-face confrontation
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Present participle for to obtain something from an unwilling person
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Present participle for express vehement protest
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Present participle for to exploit someone for one's own benefit, especially in an underhanded way
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