What does Intimidation mean?

Definitions for Intimidation

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Intimidation.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bullying, intimidation(noun)

    the act of intimidating a weaker person to make them do something

  2. intimidation(noun)

    the feeling of discouragement in the face of someone's superior fame or wealth or status etc.

  3. intimidation(noun)

    the feeling of being intimidated; being made to feel afraid or timid

  4. determent, deterrence, intimidation(noun)

    a communication that makes you afraid to try something


  1. intimidation(Noun)

    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.

  2. Origin: From as if *, from intimidare; see intimidate.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Intimidation(noun)

    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

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. intimidation.]


  1. Intimidation

    Intimidation is intentional behavior that "would cause a person of ordinary sensibilities" fear of injury or harm. It's not necessary to prove that the behavior was so violent as to cause terror or that the victim was actually frightened. Criminal threatening is the crime of intentionally or knowingly putting another person in fear of imminent bodily injury. "Threat of harm generally involves a perception of injury...physical or mental damage...act or instance of injury, or a material and detriment or loss to a person." "A terroristic threat is a crime generally involving a threat to commit violence communicated with the intent to terrorize other."


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Intimidation in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Intimidation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Green Party candidate Jill Stein:

    We will not give in to intimidation.

  2. Bert Koenders:

    Intimidation of journalists is unacceptable.

  3. Author Unknown:

    People are changed, not by coercion or intimidation, but by example.

  4. Ayn Rand:

    The Argument from Intimidation is a confession of intellectual impotence.

  5. William Arthur Wood:

    Leadership is based on inspiration, not domination; on cooperation, not intimidation.

Images & Illustrations of Intimidation

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