in·​tim·​i·​da·​to·​ry in-ˈti-mə-də-ˌtȯr-ē How to pronounce intimidatory (audio)
: tending or intended to intimidate
intimidatory propaganda

Examples of intimidatory in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Last month, the N.L.R.B. ruled that if a company engages in intimidatory behavior during a unionization election, such as firing union organizers, the agency will order the company to recognize the union and bargain collectively. John Cassidy, The New Yorker, 19 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1846, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of intimidatory was circa 1846

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“Intimidatory.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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