Anyone or anything that is fearsome, daunting, or terrifying could be called intimidating. Climbing into the mouth of a volcano and trying to take a photograph for National Geographic would be extremely intimidating, because you could die, and if you don't, what if your pictures aren't that good?Looking at a huge list of vocabulary words is intimidating. Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co.
Learning to be intimidating can also help you avoid being intimidated by others.These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'intimidating.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. I was on the point of saying this, but Schomberg's stare was intimidating."Vow it then, madame," cried the prince, furious at not intimidating his victim.The tone of the press there was intimidating, particularly toward Russia.As to intimidating me, or changing my course, the thing cannot be done.Every thing had been done by the Indians to render this show as intimidating as possible.There has been no systematic devastation for the purpose of intimidating the people.However, the Sorbonne had not an intimidating repute for austerity.There are other allusions to this intimidating insect in this book.I said this to myself, resolutely, by way of answer to the intimidating storm.