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- n. 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of making timid or fearful or of deterring by threats; the state of being intimidated.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of intimidating or making fearful, or the state of being intimidated; fear excited by threats or hostile acts.
- n. 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the feeling of being intimidated; being made to feel afraid or timid
- n. the feeling of discouragement in the face of someone's superior fame or wealth or status etc.
- n. the act of intimidating a weaker person to make them do something
- n. a communication that makes you afraid to try something
From Medieval Latin as if *intimidatio, from intimidare ("to intimidate"); see intimidate. (Wiktionary)