Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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

Etymologies

From Medieval Latin as if *intimidatio, from intimidare ("to intimidate"); see intimidate. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • That stirred up a strong reaction from Republicans who objected to what they called intimidation, after which one of the prosecutors who was quoted denied any intent to bring official charges.

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  • The Conservative Party on Monday reacted to the shooting of protest marchers in Ciskei by condemning what it termed the intimidation of the Ciskei Government by the African National

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  • The Conservative Party condemned what it termed the intimidation of the Ciskei Government by the ANC and the SACP.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Thailand's long-silent Yellow Shirt activists demanded protesters Thursday and an end to "anarchy" in the capital, a day after clashes turned a busy expressway into a television Sunday that he continued to seek a peaceful solution to the country's tense political standoff but that he would not give in to what he called intimidation gas in any fresh clashes with security forces.

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  • LONDON -- The British Council said Thursday that it has suspended work in Iran because of what it calls intimidation by the authorities there.

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  • The British Council said Thursday that it has suspended work in Iran because of what it calls intimidation by the authorities there.

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  • The British Council said it has suspended work in Iran because of what it calls intimidation by the authorities there.

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  • The British Council has suspended work in Iran because of what it described as intimidation by the authorities.

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  • The British Council says it has suspended work in Iran because of what it calls intimidation by the authorities there.

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  • I suspect that what you call intimidation regarding scholarship has much more to do with sheer judgmentalness and slant (which I believe underlies a lot of Lavina's case studies) than with scholarship.

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