Definition of intimidation in English:



  • [mass noun] The action of intimidating someone, or the state of being intimidated.

    ‘the intimidation of witnesses and jurors’
    ‘allegations of police intimidation’
    • ‘We are more often than not the victims of rape, violence, threats and intimidation.’
    • ‘Threats and intimidations notwithstanding, the twin cities came alive with youngsters presenting themselves in all dazzling colours - clothes, bikes, and of course partners.’
    • ‘A schoolboy was today behind bars for subjecting a family to a campaign of terror and intimidation.’
    • ‘Confidence in the strength of their ideas will give people the will to stand up to the threats and intimidation.’
    • ‘Otherwise intimidations or harassments follows and you simply cannot win a government contract without political affiliation or patronization.’
    frightening, menacing, terrifying, scaring, alarming, terrorization, terrorizing, cowing, subduing, daunting, unnerving
    threatening, domineering, browbeating, bullying, pressuring, pressurizing, pressurization, coercion, harassment, harrying, hounding, tormenting, plaguing
    tyrannization, persecution, oppression
    strong-arm tactics, arm-twisting, bulldozing, steamrollering, railroading
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