• WordNet 3.6
    • n intimidation the act of intimidating a weaker person to make them do something
    • n intimidation a communication that makes you afraid to try something
    • n intimidation the feeling of being intimidated; being made to feel afraid or timid
    • n intimidation the feeling of discouragement in the face of someone's superior fame or wealth or status etc.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Intimidation The act of making timid or fearful or of deterring by threats; the state of being intimidated; as, the voters were kept from the polls by intimidation . "The king carried his measures in Parliament by intimidation ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n intimidation The act of intimidating or making fearful, or the state of being intimidated; fear excited by threats or hostile acts.
    • n intimidation In law, the wrongful use of violence or a threat of violence, direct or indirect, against any person with a view to compel him to do or to abstain from doing some act which he has a legal right to do or to abstain from doing.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Intimidation act of intimidating: use of violence or threats to influence the conduct or compel the consent of another: state of being intimidated
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  • Saint Albertus Magnus
    Saint Albertus Magnus
    “He took over anger to intimidate subordinates, and in time anger took over him.”
  • Maya Angelou
    “Education helps one case cease being intimidated by strange situations.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “People are changed, not by coercion or intimidation, but by example.”
  • Hosea Ballou
    “Hatred is self-punishment. Hatred it the coward's revenge for being intimidated.”
  • George Bernard Shaw
    “Hatred is the coward's revenge for being intimidated.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. intimidation,


In literature:

They seek to make converts not by argument, but by threats and intimidation.
"The Desert of Wheat" by Zane Grey
Upon inquiry of the natives we learn that our late prisoners are conducting a campaign of intimidation.
"Sketches of the East Africa Campaign" by Robert Valentine Dolbey
Conscious of her deformity, intimidated by the future, she became in the purity of her soul a coquette.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol. I" by Various
Men accustomed to such transitions, and such extreme cold, are not easily laid up or intimidated.
"The Sea Lions" by James Fenimore Cooper
I say not this therefore to intimidate, but to excite you.
"Four Early Pamphlets" by William Godwin
He was the only man at court whom Napoleon could not browbeat or intimidate in his affected bursts of anger.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume IX" by John Lord
His bigness subdued her, and the handsomeness of his face and his attire was like a moral intimidation.
"Hilda Lessways" by Arnold Bennett
It was the open season for "wobblies" and intimidation was the order of the day.
"The Centralia Conspiracy" by Ralph Chaplin
The Eagle intimidates us all.
"The Eagle's Shadow" by James Branch Cabell
"Manual for Noncommissioned Officers and Privates of Infantry of the" by War Department
The other palace intimidated him.
"Buried Alive: A Tale of These Days" by Arnold Bennett
The angry vociferation of his pursuers, did not intimidate him.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 3 of 4" by American Anti-Slavery Society
The angry vociferation of his pursuers, did not intimidate him.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus" by American Anti-Slavery Society
But she was not intimidated by them nor by the illustrious Monsieur Dauphin, so perfectly master of his faculties.
"The Lion's Share" by E. Arnold Bennett
In the evening Mr. Tener gave me the details of some cases of direct intimidation with the names of the tenants concerned.
"Ireland Under Coercion (2nd ed.) (2 of 2) (1888)" by William Henry Hurlbert
To this end, the leaders resorted to the methods usual in all such cases, of intimidation and actual violence.
"France and the Republic" by William Henry Hurlbert
The hand of revenge reached for the shot-gun, and before its deadly presence white leaders were intimidated, driven out, or destroyed.
"History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880. Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Washington Williams
They had reckoned on completely intimidating her.
"Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore" by Pauline Lester
An attempt was also made, first to intimidate, and afterwards to corrupt the Grand Jury.
"The Story of the Upper Canada Rebellion, Volume 1" by John Charles Dent
I am not to be intimidated by your action.
"Breaking Away" by Oliver Optic

In news:

Do elite athletes inspire or intimidate fitness newbies.
Midlands business intimidating employees who to vote for.
This time involving intimidation involving a Midlands business.
NAACP Attorney Tom Turnipseed said the letter amounts to intimidation .
Randolph said he has also heard about harassment, intimidation , and voter influence at polling locations across the state including Bamberg, Lancaster, and York Counties.
Speedzapper called ' intimidating '.
Is the bully state intimidating the church.
Letter to Toledo voter seen as intimidating .
Tyrece Richards, left, and Constance Jones are accused of trying to intimidate witnesses in the Ricky Cummings murder trial.
One fan finds 49ers crowd more than intimidating .
James Shanks sentenced to three years for intimidating a victim.
Pronounced CHA-ko-LEEN-ah, it may be intimidating for the average wine consumer to try and order.
That little five-letter word has the power to intimidate the bravest men and women.
I was a little intimidated the first time I got behind the wheel of a tractor-trailer on Interstate 70 west of Columbus, Ohio.
It isn't New Agey and it isn't full of intimidating Beautiful People — can it really be a yoga studio.

In science:

Whilst this recursion relation may appear somewhat intimidating, its derivation and utilisation are easy to implement on a computer algebra system.
The Extended Algebra of the Minimal Models
However, we are conscious that beyond its qualities (the first of which is to allow results such as those proved in this paper), our algebraic framework is cumbersome, and perhaps intimidating.
Algebraic characterization of logically defined tree languages
Less intimidating than , but still demanding.
What is a superrigid subgroup?
While this argument can almost certainly be mildly tweaked to give a less intimidating answer such as 10n log n, it is unlikely that it could be manipulated to give the right constant.
A Coupling Argument for the Random Transposition Walk
The aim is show that S is not Markov. [We admit that the generators in A may look intimidating.
Markov semigroups, monoids, and groups
As this list of relations may appear intimidating, let us give some directions. A first notational simplification is that all the different renewal functions appearing in these relations can be expressed in terms of V ± (·).
An invariance principle for random walk bridges conditioned to stay positive
While this is fascinating for insiders, quasars have become an intimidating field for the general astronomer.
Tests of a Structure for Quasars
It’s actually much less intimidating than it sounds at first.
Computational Asteroseismology
Although we are no longer intimidated by the large bulk Lorentz factors that are implied (Γ > 103 ) - gamma ray bursts have released us from our inhibitions - the derived radiative efficiency is likely to be impossibly low.
Particles and Fields in Radio Galaxies: A Summary
The flat protects the spiral from the outside environment, otherwise the environment may intimidate the spiral to be extinct.
Spatio-temporal Dynamics in the Origin of Genetic Information
We could just use traditional methods such as intimidation hoping that he tells us the truth but that may not work as desired. A better approach to take here is to put them in such a situation that they are both forced to tells us who did it using game theory.
Nations At War I: Why do we keep building weapons?
As this is perhaps the closest I will come to writing a thesis, I’m taking the liberty of acknowledging the people who have made an intimidating and ambitious pro ject become such a rewarding experience.
Properties of the poset of Dyck paths ordered by inclusion
While the prospect of computing a set of two loop diagrams may seem intimidating, the computation is actually quite easy.
Supersymmetry Phenomenology With a Broad Brush
By eliminating abstruse mathematics, the order-of-magnitude approach connects physics to the real world and makes physics less intimidating.
Physics Education Research: Or it's so hard to find good help these days
With polynomial rate functions, there might be some hope of using tools from algebraic geometry, but in any case, the set of equations will be intimidating.
Differential and graphical approaches to multistability theory for chemical reaction networks