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Adjective: intimidating  in'ti-mu,dey-ting
  1. Discouraging through fear
    "The tension was heightened by meetings that were fairly intimidating in their office or motel conference room settings";
    - daunting
Verb: intimidate  in'ti-mu,deyt
  1. Make timid or fearful
    "Her boss intimidates her"
  2. To compel or deter by (or as if) by threats or a show of force
    - put the frigheners on [Brit, informal], put the screws on [informal]

See also: discouraging

Type of: affright, discourage, fright [archaic], frighten, frustrate, scare

Encyclopedia: Intimidating