intimidated

adjective
in·​tim·​i·​dat·​ed | \ in-ˈti-mə-ˌdā-təd How to pronounce intimidated (audio) \

Definition of intimidated

: made to feel timid : affected or held back by feelings of fear or timidity When you're a collector and just starting out, you do feel a bit intimidated— Robert I. C. Fisher For years, the civil rights lobby, backed by Democrats in Congress, was so strong that critics often felt intimidated.— Joseph P. Shapiro … he was a supreme boss with a thoroughly intimidated staff that yearned to see him destroyed.— Russell Baker She didn't know how to use any of the other cardio machines and was too intimidated to ask.— Sarah Bowen Shea

First Known Use of intimidated

1748, in the meaning defined above

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“Intimidated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/intimidated. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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