This deed of blood, instead of intimidating the Saxons, provoked them to fury.
Anyone or anything that is fearsome, daunting, or terrifying could be called intimidating. Climbing into the mouth of a volcano and trying to take a photograph for National Geographic would be extremely intimidating, because you could die, and if you don't, what if your pictures aren't that good?Looking at a huge list of vocabulary words is intimidating. The Mohicans boldly sent back the intimidating yell of their enemies, who raised a shout of savage triumph at the fall of Gamut.As to intimidating me, or changing my course, the thing cannot be done.An animal might intimidate a smaller animal by bearing its teeth, and a person can intimidate another by threatening to do something harmful.
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co.
You can see "timid" in the middle of intimidate, and to be timid is to be frightened or to pull back from something.
When you intimidate, you frighten or make someone afraid.
One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.
The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary.
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. 1979, 1986 © Harper Collins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source In its inmost recess was an island similar to that formerly described, which contained in like manner a lake with another island, inhabited by a rude description of people.