intimidated


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in·tim·i·date

 (ĭn-tĭm′ĭ-dāt′)
tr.v. in·tim·i·dat·ed, in·tim·i·dat·ing, in·tim·i·dates
1. To make timid; fill with fear: The size of the opposing players intimidated us.
2. To coerce or deter, as with threats: The police intimidated the suspect into signing a false statement.

[Medieval Latin intimidāre, intimidāt- : Latin in-, causative pref.; see in-2 + Latin timidus, timid; see timid.]

in·tim′i·dat′ing·ly adv.
in·tim′i·da′tion n.
in·tim′i·da′tor n.
Synonyms: intimidate, browbeat, cow2, bully1
These verbs all mean to frighten into submission, compliance, or acquiescence. Intimidate implies the presence or operation of a fear-inspiring force: "It [atomic energy] may intimidate the human race into bringing order into its international affairs" (Albert Einstein).
Browbeat suggests the persistent application of highhanded, disdainful, or imperious tactics: browbeating a witness. Cow implies bringing out an abject state of timorousness and often demoralization: a dog that was cowed by abuse. To bully is to intimidate through blustering, domineering, or threatening behavior: workers who were bullied into accepting a poor contract.

intimidated

(ɪnˈtɪmɪdeɪtɪd)
adj
prevented or discouraged from acting because of fear
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.intimidated - made timid or fearful as by threats
timid - showing fear and lack of confidence

intimidated

adjective frightened, afraid, alarmed, scared, terrified, cowed, unnerved, petrified, panicky, terrorized, in a panic, scared stiff, in a cold sweat, abashed, scared shitless (taboo slang), terror-stricken, shit-scared (taboo slang), affrighted (archaic), in fear and trepidation, numb with fear Women can come in here and not feel intimidated.
Translations

intimidated

[ɪnˈtɪmɪdeɪtɪd] adjintimidé(e)
to feel intimidated → se sentir intimidé
Women can come in here and not feel intimidated → Les femmes peuvent venir ici sans se sentir intimidées.
References in classic literature ?
He held the book open and Philip, intimidated, began to translate the passage he had prepared.
Amazed and intimidated, she gazed at him in silence.
We're all intimidated. Intimidated, ma'am: that's what we are.
I am not intimidated, like your father and your stepmother.
He appeared no ways intimidated by the approach of death.
I imagined her diffident, lying very quiet, with her side nestling shyly against the wharf to which she was made fast with very new lines, intimidated by the company of her tried and experienced sisters already familiar with all the violences of the ocean and the exacting love of men.
He had a frame seasoned to toils and hardships; a spirit not to be intimidated, and was reputed to be a "remarkable shot;" which of itself was sufficient to give him renown upon the frontier.
The window frame which prevented anyone from sitting on the outer sill was being forced out by two footmen, who were evidently flurried and intimidated by the directions and shouts of the gentlemen around.
The Inspector-General of Police has vowed swift action to get to the bottom of an incident where two activists were allegedly intimidated by a Special Branch (SB) officer.
Pinol said it is unfair to hint that the fishermen were intimidated into changing their story about what had happened, into a version favorable to government.
'There were no issues in my polling unit, the officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the card reader functioned well and nobody was intimidated,' Alao-Akala stated.
But despite having made more appearances for the Westerners than any other footballer, Moran admits that he felt 'intimidated' walking into a meeting with returning Mayo manager James Horan recently.