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Pronunciation:  `int`imud'eyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of intimidating a weaker person to make them do something
  2. [n]  a communication that makes you afraid to try something
  3. [n]  the feeling of being intimidated; being made to feel afraid or timid
  4. [n]  the feeling of discouragement in the face of someone's superior fame or wealth or status etc.

INTIMIDATION is a 12 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: bullying, determent, deterrence
 See Also: aggression, discouragement, discouragement, disheartenment, dismay, fear, fearfulness, fright, frightening, terrorisation, terrorization



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In*tim`i*da"tion\, n. [Cf. F. intimidation.]
The act of making timid or fearful or of deterring by
threats; the state of being intimidated; as, the voters were
kept from the polls by intimidation.

      The king carried his measures in Parliament by
      intimidation.                            --Paley.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: admonition, argumentum baculinum, bluff, bluster, bluster and bluff, blustering, boastfulness, bravado, browbeating, bulldozing, bullying, bustle, caution, cautioning, caveat, coercion, commination, cowing, demoralization, denunciation, determent, deterrence, duress, empty threat, expostulation, fanfaronade, flurry, fluster, foreboding, frightening, frightening off, fuss, hectoring, high pressure, idle threat, imminence, implied threat, menace, monition, pressure, promise of harm, psychological warfare, rant, remonstrance, rodomontade, side, splutter, sputter, strong-arm tactics, swagger, swashbucklery, sword of Damocles, talking out of, the big stick, the bludgeon, the club, the jackboot, the mailed fist, the strong arm, the sword, threat, threateningness, threatfulness, violence, war of nerves, warning