intimidating

adjective in·tim·i·dat·ing \ in-ˈti-mə-ˌdā-tiŋ \

Definition of intimidating

:causing feelings of fear, awe, or timidity
  • a stern teacher with a very intimidating manner
  • an intimidating display of strength

intimidatingly

adverb
    • an intimidatingly complex subject

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First Known Use of intimidating

1758



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