may intimidate the human race into bringing order into its international affairs" (Albert Einstein).
Browbeat suggests the persistent application of highhanded, disdainful, or imperious tactics: browbeating a witness.
The policemen fired twice over the heads of the rioters, thereby encouraging instead of intimidating them.
This arbitrary conduct did not succeed in intimidating the other Councillors.
This deed of blood, instead of intimidating the Saxons, provoked them to fury.
There are other allusions to this intimidating insect in this book.
The Mohicans boldly sent back the intimidating yell of their enemies, who raised a shout of savage triumph at the fall of Gamut.
I find their intimidating aura shrinks when you just have more experience with them.Cow implies bringing out an abject state of timorousness and often demoralization: a dog that was cowed by abuse.To bully is to intimidate through blustering, domineering, or threatening behavior: workers who were bullied into accepting a poor contract.If you need to be mean and intimidating toward someone, then you have to have an attitude of "I don't care what anyone thinks," a healthy dose of confidence, and the words to back it up.If you want to know how to be mean and intimidating when you need to be, see Step 1 to be on your way.Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Regaining confidence Displaying your confidence Responding with clarity Community Q&A Have you ever had an intimidating person leave you speechless, causing you to feel that you didn't have any courage to talk? You then see these people as closer to your level, rather than them being on a pedestal and you feeling you're a walking example of lame, awkward unworthiness that's lucky to even be talking to them. If you know someone is mean-spirited or gossipy you're going to be on guard around them.Though sometimes we mistakenly think that everyone who dresses or acts a certain way is going to look down on us.There's not much to getting past this one except more practice with social and conversation skills so you feel more comfortable in their presence.I think everyone feels a little uneasy and off-balance when they're around those handful of people who just seem to have everything going for them.